Alternate Job Titles: Design Director, Designer Director
How much does a Design Director make? The median annual Design Director salary is $147,735, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $121,445-$166,447, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. 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.
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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 $147,735, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Design Director in the United States are expected to make less than $147,735.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Design Director that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Design Director are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
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. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. View full job description