Design Director Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Design Director, Designer Director

What is the average annual salary for Design Director?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Design Director may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Design Director in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Design Director in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Design Director in the United States is $147,568 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Design Director in the United States are expected to make less than $147,568.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $147,568
  • 10%$85,299
  • 25%$114,974
  • 75%$168,950
  • 90%$188,417

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Job Description for Design Director

Directs and oversees a team of designers and drafters who use computer aided design (CAD) for product design. Develops, implements, and manages the company's design strategy. Knowledgeable about principles of design, construction, engineering, and building regulations. Ensures drawings and designs are completed on time and adhere to the established specifications and standards. Monitors the bid or proposal process to ensure organizational goals are met. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and at least 10 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. View Design Director job description

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Categories:  Engineering, Executive and Management

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

Similar Job Titles:  Retail Store Design Director, Product Design Director, Interface Design Director - Web, Design Manager, Design Engineer IV, Graphic Design Specialist, Graphic Design Specialist, Sr., Design Engineer I, Design Engineer II

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