$80,403
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,211

Profit Sharing

$5,048

Commission

$31,000

A Design Manager with People Management skills earns an average salary of $78,413 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$54,369 - $131,680
$54K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,403
10%
50%
90%

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$15.66 - $35.82
$16
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $25.28
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90%

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$0$139K
Salary $54,369 - $131,680
Bonus $988 - $20,910
Profit Sharing $750 - $10,256
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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$53,157 - $139,946
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 509
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.66 - $35.82
Overtime $19.87 - $45.53
Annual Data $0$139K
Bonus $988 - $20,910
Commission $31,000
Profit Sharing $750 - $10,256
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).
)
$53,157 - $139,946
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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: $81,356

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

Key Stats for Design Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Design Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲9%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%