AIGA National Survey of Design Salaries 2011
“The AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries is the most comprehensive annual survey of compensation data for the communication design profession in the United States. Each year for more than a decade, it has been commissioned by AIGA, the professional association for design, with the support of Aquent, AIGA’s official sponsor for professional development, and in cooperation with Communication Arts magazine.
The AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2011 draws from an extensive pool of designers and others allied with the profession nationwide, and includes responses from more than 7,000 design professionals. This year’s survey featured a revised list of positions and descriptions for which data were collected. Due to the change in definitions, comparison with previous years’ data is not included. However, these updates to the survey will increase the usefulness of results in 2011 and subsequent years. For insights into the current state of the design economy, see the article from AIGA’s executive director.
This survey is part of a comprehensive program of AIGA activities developed to serve the professional designer with strategies for success.”