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How Much Does a Project And Design Lead Earn In The United States?

Project And Design Lead Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
$64,000
$82,000
$103,000
Project and design leads in the United States make an average salary of $82,119 per year or $39.48 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $64,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $103,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Alaska, New York, Maryland, and Virginia provide the highest project and design lead salaries.
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Where Project And Design Leads Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where project and design leads earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Project And Design Leads Earn In Different Cities?

While a project and design lead can average a salary of $82,119 per year, or $39.48 per hour, there are many opportunities for project and design leads to make more. For example, in Redwood City, CA you might make $115,055 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Houston, TX and Cedar Rapids, IA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Redwood City, CA where the average starting salary is $74,000. The highest paying states for project and design leads include California, Alaska and New York. Meanwhile, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Redwood City, CA
$115,055
Avg. Salary
$63k
$144k
2. New York, NY
$100,839
Avg. Salary
$63k
$144k
3. Houston, TX
$94,247
Avg. Salary
$63k
$144k
4. Cedar Rapids, IA
$89,855
Avg. Salary
$63k
$144k
5. Columbus, OH
$78,102
Avg. Salary
$63k
$144k
6. Smyrna, TN
$77,305
Avg. Salary
$63k
$144k

High Paying Project And Design Lead Jobs

Which Companies Pay Project And Design Leads The Most?

To earn a high income as a project and design lead, working for Abbott Laboratories or DPR Construction might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like NBBJ and Schneider Electric Software report highly competitive wages for project and design leads.
Company
Avg. Salary
$83k
$125k
Avg. Salary
$83k
$125k
Avg. Salary
$83k
$125k

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Project And Design Lead Salary History

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    How Much Do Project And Design Leads Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, project and design lead salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that construction, professional, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for project and design leads. For example, project and design leads make a whopping average salary of $104,101 while working for construction companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $97,454 at professional companies and $97,263 at technology companies. But project and design leads may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $92,769.
    1. Construction
    $104,101
    Avg. Salary
    $85k
    $115k
    2. Professional
    $97,454
    Avg. Salary
    $85k
    $115k
    3. Technology
    $97,263
    Avg. Salary
    $85k
    $115k
    4. Manufacturing
    $92,769
    Avg. Salary
    $85k
    $115k

    How Experience Affects Project And Design Lead Salaries

    The salary for a project and design lead 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.

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    $80,725
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    Dublin, OH
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    $80,725
    $80,725
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    Palo Alto, CA
    Palo Alto, CA
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    $116,000
    $116,000
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    Project Lead, Structural Design
    Redwood City, CA
    Redwood City, CA
    02/22/2017
    02/22/2017
    $116,000
    $116,000
    02/22/2017
    Project Lead, Structural Design
    Project Lead, Structural Design
    Palo Alto, CA
    Palo Alto, CA
    02/22/2017
    02/22/2017
    $116,000
    $116,000
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