In class we looked at HOW’s summary of design salaries. It contained some nice breakdowns by region as well as some interesting data. I discovered a similar survey here, conducted by AIGA and dated from 2011. Although it may not be quite as involved as HOW’s analysis of design salaries, it is more recent. It also nicely breaks the salary of each design job into percentile and often includes the average hourly freelance rate. Ah, and each bar graph includes a section titled “additional compensation”, which includes healthcare, insurance, and any other expenses.

And a P.S Ah. Rollover any of the stats, and you get a tool tip listing job descriptions, implied hourly rates, implied daily rates, additional compensation, and total compensation. Rollovers galore! It’s extremely informative and well worth a visit.