Average Industrial Designer Salary

$58,647
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,519
Bonus
$8,500
Commission
$2,021
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The average salary for an Industrial Designer is $58,647.
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$42k
MEDIAN
$59k
90%
$89k
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$42k - $89k
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$2k - $27k
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What Do Industrial Designers Do?

Industrial Designer Tasks
  • Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys.
  • Create presentations and reports for new items.
  • Responsible for material selection and recommendation, work through debugging issues with new items.
  • Oversee projects from inception to completion, reviewing project plans, designs and deliverables.
  • Input on industrial design, aesthetic, interface and functional solutions for products.

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The top respondents for the job title Industrial Designer are from the companies Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, General Motors Corporation and Garmin International. Reported salaries are highest at General Motors Corporation where the average pay is $92,400. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Teague and Garmin International, earning around $80,930 and $61,581, respectively. True Fabrications pays the lowest at around $50,000. Product Ventures and Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000 and $54,994, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Industrial Designers?

Skills in Design, Product Development and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 3D Rendering and SolidWorks.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Designers?

An entry-level Industrial Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,086 based on 135 salaries. An early career Industrial Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,210 based on 1,034 salaries. A mid-career Industrial Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,781 based on 461 salaries. An experienced Industrial Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,124 based on 220 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,342.
Employees with Industrial Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (2.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.0% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.5% less) and Seattle, Washington (2.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,988 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.8%
Early Career
52.0%
Mid Career
23.2%
Experienced
11.1%
Late Career
6.9%