Saturday, February 19, 2005
Survey of Design Salaries
Last year 3500 design professionals completed what is "widely recognized as the most comprehensive survey of compensation conducted" for creative positions, according to the organization that commissioned the study. Three of the 15 job titles included the following:
- Web designer
- Web developer: front-end/interface systems
- Web programmer/developer: back-end systems
The median total cash compensation for each job title in the New England region is as follows:
- Web designer ($50,000)
- Web developer ($55,000)
- Web programmer/developer ($56,000)
An Entry-Level Designer with one to two years experience, however, can expect to earn considerably less ($31,000).
To review job descriptions for all 15 job titles access an online salary calculator made available by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. The entire survey is also available for download.