The average salary for a Senior Industrial Designer is $80,632.
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Job Description for Senior Industrial Designer
Senior industrial designer positions are available in a wide variety of industries, especially those with an emphasis on product design. Required experience and background varies by positions, but a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of five years of experience in a related position are common requirements. The senior industrial designer's daily work revolves around design procedures, ranging from concept development and market trend research to sketching and rendering. As a se…Read more
Senior Industrial Designer Tasks
- Lead design projects and coordinate with junior designers to execute design strategy.
- Coordinate efforts between research, strategy, industrial design, graphic design and engineering teams to deliver final product.
- Mentor junior designers and provide opportunities for skill development.
- Develop and present design concepts to stakeholders using a variety of media.
- Research and understand customer and market needs in order to identify new design opportunities.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Industrial Designer
The top respondents for the job title Senior Industrial Designer are from the companies General Motors Corporation, HTC Inc and Black and Decker Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at HTC Inc where the average pay is $123,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Motors Corporation, earning around $97,090. Black and Decker Corporation pays the lowest at around $73,815. Garmin International also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,000.
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Popular Skills for Senior Industrial Designer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 3D Rendering, Product Development and Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Industrial Designer
An early career Senior Industrial Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,246 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Senior Industrial Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,195 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Senior Industrial Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,226 based on 159 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,154.
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Employees with Senior Industrial Designer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (24.1% more) and New York, New York (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (23.9% less), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (12.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.1% less).
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