Product Designer Salary

The average salary for a Product Designer is $74,768 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Interaction Design, User Research, User Experience (UX) Design, and User Interface Design.
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$42,968 - $122,163
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$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,310
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$15.03 - $50.14
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$0$123K
Salary $42,968 - $122,163
Bonus $740 - $16,219
Profit Sharing $596 - $27,404
Commission $9,887
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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$40,229 - $123,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,524
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $15.03 - $50.14
Overtime $22.00 - $54.10
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $740 - $16,219
Commission $9,887
Profit Sharing $596 - $27,404
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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$40,229 - $123,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 216

Job Description for Product Designer

Product designers are responsible for designing and developing the majority of the consumer products that people use in their everyday lives. All industries that manufacture consumer products employ product designers. For example, product designers work in electronics, furniture design, general manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and many other fields. More specialized fields include medical technology and telecommunications device manufacturing. While many product designers work to meet consumer needs with completely new products, many of the product designers' job responsibilities involve improving existing designs. Design improvement may be needed for a variety of reasons, such as improvement of functionality, improvement of appearance, and manufacturing cost reductions.

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Product Designer Tasks

  • Create design concepts, sketches, drawings, and illustrations, and determine the best presentation strategies.
  • Research and remain up-to-date on current market trends.
  • Coordinate artists or layout designers to ensure accurate design communication and efficiency.
  • Modify or revise designs to meet customer needs or production limitations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Product Designer

Pay by Experience for a Product Designer has a negative trend. An entry-level Product Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 656 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Product Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 269 salaries. An experienced Product Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 126 salaries. A Product Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 52 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,095

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Product Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Product Designer?

Product Designer in San Francisco:
"Creative, technical, intellectual, multi-disciplinary."
Pros: The problems are loosely defined and possible solutions are broad. Opportunity to impact many millions of people. Lots of value being created by a relatively small number of people. The work environment is designed to intrinsically motivate, doesn't rely on external motivators (carrots and sticks). The field is nascent and best practices are still being defined.
Cons: High amounts of ambiguity, uncertainty, and failure can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction.

Product Designer in Billerica:
"Design, Detail, Manage Projects from start to finish."
Pros: There is always work to do. Our company has experience professionals and the resources to get the job done at a quality the client appreciates.
Cons: Inconsistency and thoroughness of due process and micro-managing from others in the office.

Product Designer in San Francisco:
"Product Designer."
Pros: Ability to pull together a team of managers, researchers and engineerings (plus designers like myself) to produce an amazing product that impacts people on a daily basis.
Cons: I sometimes feel frustrated by changing priorities, projects and having deadlines that require more research and design time than we actually have. Stress can be a factor, as can having to make judgements with limited data.

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Key Stats for Product Designer

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Product Designer Salaries

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$73,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Product Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%