DESIGN DIRECTOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$181,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Under Armour
Highest Paying City
San Ramon, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a design director make?
The national average salary for a Design Director in the U.S. is $95,567 annually or $45.95 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $50,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $181,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Design Directors are in Internet companies and Retail companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Design Director salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. The typical employment in the position spans 4.3 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Director
$96,473
Designer
$65,579

Average Design Director Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Design Director makes. Internet companies and Retail companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Design Directors are Under Armour and J. C. Penney. In addition, companies like Havas Worldwide LLC and Microsoft report highly competitive salaries for Design Directors.

Average Design Director Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Design Director in the United States is $95,567 per year or $45.95 per hour. San Ramon, CA reports the highest Design Director salaries at $145,203 per year. Even as an entry-level Design Director, you will make $79,000 per year in San Ramon, CA. North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado are the top 5 highest earning states for Design Directors. Alabama, Ohio, and South Carolina have the lowest Design Director salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Ramon, CA
$145,203
2
Reno, NV
$141,822
3
Bellevue, WA
$137,241
4
Portland, ME
$137,021
5
Burlington, VT
$133,840

Average Design Director Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Design Director works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Media companies, Retail companies, and Hospitality companies pay higher-than-average wages for Design Directors. Salaries for Design Directors in Media companies average $100,377 annually, while Retail companies and Hospitality companies pay $96,712 and $96,173, respectively. The average salary for Design Directors in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $91,005.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Media
$100,377
2
Retail
$96,712
3
Hospitality
$96,173
4
Internet
$92,905
5
Professional
$91,005

RECENTLY ADDED Design Director SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Careerbuilder-Us
Design Director
10/31/2019
$300,000
Austin Allen Company, LLC 8127
Design Director
10/25/2019
$90,000
Nc State University
Design Director
09/30/2019
$150,000
Audrey Golden Associates Ltd.
Design Director
09/30/2019
$140,000
09/07/2019
$150,000
Cybercoders
Design Director
08/01/2019
$130,000
Cybercoders
Design Director
06/29/2019
$150,000
Creative Circle
Design Director
06/15/2019
$100,000
06/10/2019
$175,000
HDMI Staffing
Design Director
06/10/2019
$90,000
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