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Average Design Manager Salary in United Kingdom

£43,089
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£2,573
Bonus
£2,300
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The average salary for a Design Manager in United Kingdom is £43,089.
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£28k
MEDIAN
£43k
90%
£66k
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What Do Design Managers Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Design Managers?

Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD), People Management, Project Management and Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Design Managers?

An entry-level Design Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £30,800 based on 12 salaries. An early career Design Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,043 based on 144 salaries. A mid-career Design Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,897 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Design Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £49,140 based on 226 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £53,154.
Employees with Design Manager in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (10.2% more) and London, England (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (12.6% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (8.8% less) and Leeds, England: West Yorkshire (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 667 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
21.6%
Mid Career
24.9%
Experienced
33.9%
Late Career
17.8%

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