How much does a Design Director make in the United States? The average Design Director salary in the United States is $157,726 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $129,663 and $177,697. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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. Being a Design Director 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. Additionally, Design Director 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. The Design Director 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. To be a Design Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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Skills associated with Design Director: CAD Software, Building Design, Technical Specification Design, Computer Aided Design (CAD) ...More

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