$79,897
Avg. Salary
$24.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,550

Profit Sharing

$4,976

Commission

$31,000

The average pay for a Design Manager with People Management skills is $24.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Design Manager with People Management skills is $79,897 per year.

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$36
90%
MEDIAN $25
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MEDIAN $79,897
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$0$140K
Salary $54,591 - $131,243
Bonus $996 - $21,084
Profit Sharing $765 - $10,229
Commission $31,000
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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$52,974 - $140,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 527
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.12 - $35.75
Overtime $19.87 - $45.53
Annual Data $0$140K
Bonus $996 - $21,084
Commission $31,000
Profit Sharing $765 - $10,229
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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$52,974 - $140,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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.

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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 $66,000 based on 58 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 $74,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Design Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 108 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 $98,000 based on 51 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,072

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Design Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Design Manager in Baltimore:
"Wisdom and experience."
Read everything you can find about your job. Join local organizations.

Design Manager in Fort Worth:
"Summary."
Lighting isn't what most people would think. Common sense should prevail and one should always remember that criteria is very seldom set in stone. Local criteria should always be checked and follow to the best of your ability.

Design Manager in Beltsville:
"Empowering your staff is as important as managing your staff."
You cannot manage what you do not measure. No employee is the same. Find out how they work and what motivates them. Empower and support your staff so they will be successful and independent.

Design Manager in Beltsville:
"Empowering your staff is as important as managing."
You cannot manage what you do not measure. No employee is the same. Learn how each works and what motivates them. Empower and support each employee for independent success.

Design Manager in Los Angeles:
"The perks of being Design Manager."
Pros: I work with people who use imagination, and bring ideas to life, they are passionate of there work and highly enjoy what they do. We work on various projects, and each encompasses different sciences. Their is always something new to learn.
Cons: My job also requires me to pull these same people from the clouds they live on, and force them to face the real world, where cost, schedule and deadlines arte critical. That sometime we need to sacrifice the perfect for the will have to do. And explain that in the end we are a company who's bottom line is to make money.

Key Stats for Design Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Design Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲9%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%