Monday, May 12, 2014

RGD Launches 2014/2015 National Salary Survey of CreativeEarners


Creative Earners National Survey of Salaries and Billing Practices in the Communication Design Industry. Take the survey

Calling all Canadian Creatives! Spend 15 minutes and help build an economic profile of the national creative industry

English and French versions of the National Survey of CreativeEarners, produced by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and Creative Niche, went live this week at Providing insight into the financial trends facing Canada's creative sector, CreativeEarners offers a summary of how creative communicators are being compensated and valued.



What do you work for? RGD and Creative Niche are seeking participation from individuals across the country working in a wide variety of professions to contribute to this important national industry resource. Eligible job titles include, but are not limited to:

Creative Director

  • Graphic Designer

  • Art Director

  • Design Manager

  • Developer

  • Project Manager

  • Information Architect
Digital Strategist

  • Web Designer

  • Web/Media Analyst

  • Mobile Designer/Developer
  • UX/UI Designer

  • Communications/Marketing Manager

  • Content Editor/Manager
Social Media Manager

  • Brand/Content Strategist

  • Copywriter
Production Manager
Account Manager/Coordinator

  • Educator

  • Media Buyer/Planner
Business Development/Sales
Office Manager
The survey, which closes on June 16, takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your information will be kept confidential.
The information you provide will help RGD raise awareness of Canada’s thriving creative industry and produce an economic snapshot of our sector to help benchmark salaries and billing rates across job types, sector and region.

“I believe the RGD Salary Survey’s findings reinforce the value of the professionals who help agencies, studios and other organizations tackle new creative challenges and developments now and in the years ahead,” says Creative Niche CEO Mandy Gilbert. “We are excited to continue our partnership with RGD on this important initiative.”

The greater the participation, the stronger the sample size and the more valuable the data for every stakeholder working in or around Canada’s creative industry.

$3,000 in prizes will be raffled off among participants, including 15 $100 Umbra gift cards to be used online or in the store.

Where does your creativity happen? Help spread the word by tweeting photos using the hashtag #CreativeEarners. Photos will be uploaded to the image gallery at and featured at DesignThinkers 2014!

English and French versions of the survey results will be made freely available to all this November.

Fill out the CreativeEarners survey here before June 16! Help spread the word using the hashtag #CreativeEarners.