This is mainly a question for UK based designers, but I’d also be keen to learn about wages in other parts of the world. Please forgive my naivety; I'm a recent design graduate so don't have that much experience when it comes to pay.
I’m currently about half way through a paid internship in a small design studio (staff of 6). At the moment, I’m being paid £15k per annum (roughly $24k USD). My bosses have said they want to keep me on and have offered me a full position once my internship is finished. This is great, but they've asked what kind of wage I would be looking for and I have no idea what to say. I don't want to undersell myself but also don't want to say a figure which is too high. My title is just ’designer’ and there is one other person at my level (though they've had the position for years). Together we share most of the designing - other members of the team deal with web, clients etc.
So DN, what do you think? What is a fair wage for a relatively new designer, but one who is also doing a lot of the heavy lifting, so to speak.
Thanks in advance for the advice!