Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Labor Day: Salaries, Part I
This three-part Labor Day special report focuses on three salary surveys.
Part I examines the the 2007 AIGA|Aquent Salary Survey.
Part II examines the 2007 InformationWeek IT Salary Survey.
Part III examines the 2007 Redmond's (Microsoft) IT Salary Survey.
AIGA|Aquent Salary Survey
Data from nearly 5,000 design professionals were compiled earlier this year in what is believed to be the most comprehensive national compensation survey of its kind. The data reflects the following:
The data reflects the following:
- 2006 wages/salary
- 2006 total cash compensation*
Here are a few demographic highlights:
- work in the for-profit sector (87%)
- work in organizations smaller than 1000 employees (78%)
- work as freelance or self-employed (solo designer) (17%)
- work in the greater Boston area (229) (5%)
- entry level designer [ $36,000 ]
- designer [ $47,500 ]
- senior designer [ $65,000 ]
- Web designer
- Web developer
- Web programmer
Beantown Web will explore these salaries in Part II of this Labor Day salaries series.
The Survey of Design Salaries website provides Definitions for 16 job categories along with a Salary Calculator for comparing compensation across job functions and geographical regions. The entire 44-page 2007 Survey of Design Salaries document (pdf) is available for download.
Design professionals can use the survey data to benchmark job opportunities as the post-summer job market shifts into full gear.
Labor Day: Salaries, Part II examines the 2007 InformationWeek IT Salary Survey.
Labor Day: Salaries, Part III examines the 2007 Redmond's (Microsoft) IT Salary Survey.