Industrial Designer Salary

An Industrial Designer earns an average salary of $53,930 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.
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$40,281 - $88,145
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$56K
$88K
MEDIAN: $55,637
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$15.95 - $48.58
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MEDIAN: $23.61
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$0$94K
Salary $40,281 - $88,145
Bonus $587 - $10,434
Profit Sharing $515 - $15,781
Commission $13,940
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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$39,099 - $94,863
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,089
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $15.95 - $48.58
Overtime $20.56 - $57.67
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $587 - $10,434
Commission $13,940
Profit Sharing $515 - $15,781
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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$39,099 - $94,863
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 276

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Job Description for Industrial Designer

Most of the time, industrial designers work in the manufacturing sector. They design products and develop concepts for products that are manufactured at factories, such as home appliances, furniture, automobiles, electronics, and toys. They use their artistic, business, and engineering talents to design various products for manufacturers.

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Industrial Designer Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Industrial Designer

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Designer

Pay by Experience for an Industrial Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Industrial Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 899 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Industrial Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 350 salaries. An experienced Industrial Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 197 salaries. An Industrial Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,285

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Industrial Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Industrial Designer?

Industrial Designer in Grand Rapids:
"The day to day life of a designer at a growing company."
Pros: Work flexibility, new challenges to be solved every day, great team leader, family-like atmosphere.
Cons: Upper management is male dominant and often only interested in pushing forward with their own ideas instead of listening to the end consumer's feedback in order to create new/ better products, too much competition when teamwork is necessary to accomplish a common goal, a lot of 'I need this yesterday' requests from upper management.

Industrial Designer in San Francisco:
"Overall rewarding."
Pros: Lots of fun if you like to draw.
Cons: Lots of CAD and revision work or work that is mindless.

Industrial Designer in Los Angeles:
"ID."
Pros: Very casual environment, everyone is so helpful, and the job is making toys so that's always fun.
Cons: The abrupt layoffs.

Industrial Designer in St Marys:
Pros: The variety of projects are interesting and the different programs that are used to create the products are engaging.
Cons: The pay isn't what I had hoped and there aren't a lot of opportunities to create new products.

Industrial Designer in Baltimore:
"Casual Corporate Culture."
Pros: I enjoy having the flexibility but still the responsibility that you're work has to get done and meet deadlines. I like the variety of projects and the casual nature of the R&D team.
Cons: No benefits, time is not always respected, lots of hours during peak busy times.

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Key Stats for Industrial Designer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Industrial Designer Salaries

▲49%

▲40%

▲15%

National Average
$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Industrial Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 19%
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