Periodically AIGA conducts an extensive compensation survey for the communication design profession—the largest of its kind. See the 2014 survey at designsalaries.aiga.org—and log in as an AIGA member to explore detailed results for job titles by company type, size or location.
The AIGA Survey of Design Salaries 2014 draws on an extensive pool of designers and others allied to the profession, and includes responses from nearly 9,000 design professionals in the United States. The survey was conducted on AIGA’s behalf by Readex Research, an independent research company in Minnesota.
The AIGA Survey of Design Salaries is commissioned by AIGA in cooperation with Communication Arts magazine. As the principal source of information on the design economy, AIGA produces this salary survey as
part of a comprehensive program of activities developed to serve the professional designer with strategies for success.
AIGA | Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2013The 2013 survey included responses from more than 10,000 design professionals nationwide and featured an interactive overview of compensation.
View the 2013 survey
AIGA | Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2012The 2012 survey included resources from more than 8,000 design professionals nationwide and featured insights from respondents as well as a comparison calculator for AIGA members.
View the 2012 survey
AIGA | Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2011In 2011, AIGA expanded the list of positions and descriptions to include a broader cross section of the design industry. Responses were collected from more than 7,000 design professionals and a
new interactive format was launched online to help hiring managers,
designers and students evaluate compensation trends across the
profession and throughout the country.
AIGA | Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2010 The 2010 survey draws from the largest pool to date of designers
and others allied with the profession nationwide, and includes
responses from more than 7,500 design professionals.
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AIGA | Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2009 In addition to compensation data, the 2009 report
included essays written by design professionals offering advice on
staying competitive in a turbulent economy.
View the 2009 survey (PDF)
AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2008Supplementing
data on compensation, the 2008 report included observations from
established designers on factors beyond compensation that make a
View the 2008 survey (PDF)
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