Design Principal Salary in the United States

How much does a Design Principal make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Design Principal in the United States is $57 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $48 and $64. Hourly rate 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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