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Product Designer Salary

Pay for Product Designers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K annually. In the world of Product Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $17K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $103K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Product Designers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,889 - $101,193
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,430
10%
50%
90%

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$13.28 - $38.75
(Median)
$13
$23
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,889 - $101,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,800  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $16,687  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,172 - $102,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $38.75  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $54.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $16,687  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$37,172 - $102,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Product Designer

Product designers are responsible for designing and developing the majority of the consumer products that people use in their everyday lives. All industries that manufacture consumer products employ product designers. For example, product designers work in electronics, furniture design, general manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and many other fields. More specialized fields include medical technology and telecommunications device manufacturing. While many product designers work to meet consumer needs with completely new products, many of the product designers' job responsibilities involve improving existing designs. Design improvement may be needed for a variety of reasons, such as improvement of functionality, improvement of appearance, and manufacturing cost reductions.

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Product Designer Tasks

  • Coordinate artists or layout designers to ensure accurate design communication and efficiency.
  • Modify or revise designs to meet customer needs or production limitations.
  • Create design concepts, sketches, drawings, and illustrations, and determine the best presentation strategies.
  • Research and remain up-to-date on current market trends.

Common Career Paths for Product Designer


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Many Product Designers move into Industrial Designer roles. Industrial Designers on average make a little less than Product Designers as their salaries are typically $51K a year.

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Popular Skills for Product Designer


Product Designers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with User Interface Design and Pro/Engineer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Design and Adobe Illustrator. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Product Designers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. Product Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Product Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 51 percent above the national average. Product Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+36 percent), Austin (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Providence and Atlanta (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Product Designer Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Product Designer Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 39%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 5%

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$60,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%