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What designers earn & what they may deserve

In the design industry almost nobody knows what to demand when it comes to salary negotiation.
For unknown reasons nobody dares to even talk about money anymore. This is why we wanted to know what designers actually earn. Can designers become rich? What is a must have salary?
Nobody talks about money? We do!

what designers earn

We asked over 50 designers from the product, transportation and graphic design segment if their were willing to share their thoughts about designer salaries, working hours and how they actually feel about their everyday work.
But not even the half decided to take part in our survey. Which is totally fine, since some contracts do not allow to talk about this and since the topic “who earns what?” is already difficult enough.
We want to say thank you to all participants and we hope the following data will help you some day.

So, how high can you go? How low is too low?

Based on the gathered information of you survey we have the following “tops and lows” when it comes to designer salary.

Agency Designer

Depending on company size, work experience and skills the salary ratio of an agency designer in Europe is approximately between 1500€ and 6000€ (before taxes) a month.

InHouse Designer

Depending on company size, work experience and skills the salary ratio of an inhouse designer in Europe is approximately between 3000€ and 9000€ (before taxes) a month.

CAUTION

These data bases on our survey and only shows the average of a small group of participants. See them as first guidelines – not as final facts.
We keep gathering more salary information. If you want to take part in our survey, send us a message here.

 

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