19 comments

  • Sanchit Gupta, 4 years ago

    Shouldn't there be a field for years of experience?

    7 points
    • Crampa ...Crampa ..., 4 years ago

      Yeah, there are so many variables that the question isn't very useful. Why do we care about other people's salaries so much?

      1 point
      • Mahdi FarraMahdi Farra, 4 years ago

        I care because I want to know if I'm getting a fair salary, also I'm curious on how much of a difference there is between different countries in the world.

        0 points
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, 4 years ago

        Equality, that's why.

        0 points
    • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago

      Yeah that's a good point, but I guess it's a bit late now, there are more than 500 entries already and it would be very difficult to ask everyone to re-fill the form again.

      0 points
  • Mike MaiMike Mai, 4 years ago

    It would be great if the salary can be converted to the Big Mac index. Straight numbers are going to give the viewer enough context. Like one of the commenters here said he makes USD $32k per year in China, that might seem low, but convert it to how many big macs you can buy with that, you realize that's equivalent to making USD $56k in the US.

    3 points
    • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago

      Oh man! I totally forgot about the Big Mac index, I should've thought about that before creating the form, now it's a bit difficult to ask the people to re-fill the form :(

      0 points
  • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    After reading this post Let's talk about salaries, thought maybe we need a new sheet of salaries for 2015.

    I've created a simple form that would be useful for everyone if you fill your salary in it.

    You can check the results here

    PS: don't worry it's anonymous.

    2 points
    • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, 4 years ago

      Check the form, there are two questions asking for "Where do you live?" but I believe one should be "How many hours do you work?"

      1 point
      • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

        Oops! I fixed it now, please check it. Thanks for letting me know about that btw.

        0 points
  • Chris MartzChris Martz, 4 years ago

    If you want to do this right, copy this format: http://motiongraphicdesigncensus.org/

    1 point
  • Greg DGreg D, 4 years ago

    One big issue I'm noticing is the currency people are using. Seeing a combination of £, $ etc but also some without any symbol attached.

    I wonder if we should have multiple columns and calculate a single users salary first over the amount in their country (£ for example) but then say in $ too so that it's easier to draw parallels.

    1 point
    • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago

      Yeah I've noticed that as well, I'm going to try filtering it manually... would really appreciate if anyone would help in filter the results.

      0 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 4 years ago

    All this salary talk is getting so dumbed down and silly.

    I can see this is going to send many on a wild goose chase.

    Location can matter, experience “can” matter, and so on.

    However, this is all about positioning design and how you come on board.

    A combination of circumstances, which include vertical (business industry) being addressed are very important.

    Various verticals have more mental overhead in design.

    If you have experience in more difficult verticals such as finance, health or government (say cyber security), your salary or fees you command may be higher depending on how you can come in and position yourself on the totem pole.

    For poker players, table selection, table position and table image.

    Your role in the design process is important.

    If you’re the pixel janitor an agency keeps behind the curtain, your salary or fees will be quite low.

    If you come in as a business analyst/ product designer and are working directly with key stakeholders, your fees or salary will be exponentially higher.

    Yes, location and experience can and do matter, however, if we are just talking salaries, it’s not that simple.

    1 point
  • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Do you guys prefer using theTypeForm or shall I open the sheet for everyone to edit?

    0 points
    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 4 years ago

      not sure if this is on TypeForm's end or Google's but, judging by the results, there seem to be a lot of double posts and some missing info. i typed my title and it didn't capture.

      0 points
      • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago

        Yeah, there was a couple problems with TypeForm, the Google Form should be fine now.

        0 points
  • Mahdi Farra, 4 years ago

    I'll work on filtering the results tonight, if anyone would volunteer to help please let me know, you can find me on twitter @mahdif.

    Cheers,

    0 points