Design salaries under the spotlight

Creative, management and digital salaries will all come under the spotlight in Design Week’s annual survey out tomorrow.

Salaries overall show general consistency throughout 2007, while rates outside of London show fluctuation, in response to supply and demand.

Senior designers have seen their salaries rise by 4 per cent, while junior level remuneration has remained static.

According to the survey, middleweight salaries have leveled off after a rise in 2006.

The results also show a rise in freelance activity, as well as a growing demand for skilled artworkers.

Figures at the upper end of the salary scale are more varied, with greater discrepancy between specific companies and roles, including those of creative and managing directors.

In London, year-on-year percentage increase for creative director roles has leapt by 22 per cent.

Other figures, including those making the jump to creative director, show a vast increase in remuneration.

There are also rises and falls across the board for suits, with account managers outside London reaping the rewards, while rates in the capital dropped by almost 8 per cent.

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