Average Design Manager with Design Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Design Manager with Design skills is $81,467.
MEDIAN $81,467
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$54k - $134k
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$986 - $25k
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$51k - $142k

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Job Description for Design Manager

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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Popular Skills for Design Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Design Manager

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 $56,850 based on 15 salaries. An early career Design Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,761 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Design Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,835 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Design Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,288 based on 307 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,550.
Employees with Design Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (43.5% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.9% less).

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