Lead Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$100,000
$72,000
$100,000
$137,000
Did you know that the average Lead Designer makes $100,329 per year? That's valued at $48.24 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $73,000 and $137,000, meaning Lead Designers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Lead Designers find a job with Technology and Construction companies, while others work for Technology, Construction, and Manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Montana, Idaho and Colorado are the top states in the U.S. to pay Lead Designers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Denver, CO
$117,759
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Map of Lead Designer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Lead Designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Lead Designer Salary By Location

While a Lead Designer can average a salary of $100,329 per year, or $48.24 per hour, there are many opportunities for Lead Designers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $131,107 per year. Other high-paying locations include Denver, CO, Beaverton, OR and Seattle, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $74,000. The highest paying states for Lead Designers include Montana, Idaho and Colorado. Meanwhile, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana offer the lowest salaries.

Average Lead Designer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Lead Designer, working for Microsoft or Apple might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Adobe and Google report highly competitive salaries for Lead Designers.
Company
Average Salary
$152,910
$153k
$142,562
$143k
$139,687
$140k
$135,974
$136k
$131,365
$131k
$119,535
$120k

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Lead Designer Pay By Industry

The salary for a Lead Designer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Lead Designers tend to be found in Technology, Construction, and Manufacturing companies. In fact, Lead Designers can make a yearly salary of $105,385 while working for Technology companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$105,385
$105k
Construction
Construction
$101,958
$102k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$100,023
$100k
Retail
Retail
$99,401
$99k
Automotive
Automotive
$98,496
$98k
Insurance
Insurance
$91,498
$91k
Professional
Professional
$89,307
$89k

Lead Designer Salary History

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Lead Designer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lead Designer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Lead Designer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Interior Talent
Interior Talent
Design Leader | Commercial Interiors
Design Leader | Commercial Interiors
Design Leader | Commercial Interiors
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$85,000
$85,000
03/06/2020
The Ashlar Group
The Ashlar Group
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
01/21/2020
01/21/2020
$115,954
$115,954
01/21/2020
Selectek
Selectek
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
10/28/2019
10/28/2019
$54,262
$54,262
10/28/2019
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
10/23/2019
10/23/2019
$121,046
$121,046
10/23/2019
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
10/16/2019
10/16/2019
$91,021
$91,021
10/16/2019
We Work Management LLC
We Work Management LLC
Interior Design Lead
Interior Design Lead
Interior Design Lead
09/20/2019
09/20/2019
$87,200
$87,200
09/20/2019
We Work Management LLC
We Work Management LLC
Interior Design Lead
Interior Design Lead
Interior Design Lead
08/30/2019
08/30/2019
$87,200
$87,200
08/30/2019
Selectek
Selectek
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
Lead Designer
08/14/2019
08/14/2019
$60,523
$60,523
08/14/2019
Lead-Experience Design
Lead-Experience Design
07/30/2019
07/30/2019
$73,255
$73,255
07/30/2019
Design Lead
Design Lead
06/18/2019
06/18/2019
$90,200
$90,200
06/18/2019