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How does your pay compare with these design salaries?

Image © Daniel De Laney

Image © Daniel De Laney

Founder of Authentic Jobs Cameron Moll (opens in new tab) recently organised a Designer News survey of design salaries (opens in new tab) currently being paid around the globe, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading.

More than 1,000 responses from 58 countries were submitted, and it produced some surprising results. Highlights, Moll states, included the highest annual compensation being reported as being $950,000 for a mid-level developer in Palo Alto, California, compared to the lowest, which was $200 for a self-employed freelancer in Tunisia. However, there are doubts as to whether an extra 0 was input mistakenly on the highest entry.

Moll also commented that "median figures were lower than AIGA's. However, keep in mind that AIGA is comprised primarily of members in the United States, whereas the DN survey included responses from 58 countries."

Full results of the survey, along with additional commentary can be found in this Google document (opens in new tab).

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.