A Design Manager in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average salary of AU$107,739 per year.

AU$74,993 - AU$175,487
AU$75K
AU$110K
AU$180K
MEDIAN: AU$108,746
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$186K
Salary AU$74,993 - AU$175,487
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$23,394
Profit Sharing AU$10,174
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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AU$74,706 - AU$186,733
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 111

Job Description for Design Manager

Design managers can work in a variety of fields. They could, for example, work for a web design company or an interior decorator. They could also work directly with real estate developers, builders and sales teams to design and implement packages for new business developments as well as older business renovations. Regardless of the industry, design managers generally work with buyers during the selection process. They organize, maintain and make changes to designs as needed. They also meet with vendors to maximize revenue opportunities and often lead teams of other designers to ensure that a given project runs smoothly. Because of the interpersonal nature of their job position, design managers must have great written and verbal communication skills. In overseeing design teams, they are often responsible for the hiring (and firing) process, training and any performance evaluations that need to be handled.

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Design Manager Tasks

  • Provide expertise on graphics, structures, and human factors to identify consumer needs and behaviors and develop a cohesive brand.
  • Lead and develop project team, and determine strategies to improvement productivity or overall team processes.
  • Develop hypotheses for brand improvement or growth and isolate key areas for brand opportunities.

Design Manager Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Design Manager

Pay by Experience for a Design Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$90,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$119,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Design Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$114,000 based on 59 salaries. A Design Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$125,000 based on 21 salaries.

Key Stats for Design Manager

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Design Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
AU$110,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Design Manager Salaries


National Average
AU$110,000


▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 91%