2021 Salary Reflections...

Did you: jump a bracket? get a raise? learn it's time to negotiate?

Drop a reflection below! 👇

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Started 2021 at $64k at a job where I had 4YOE out of college (25yo).

Got an offer in Feb. for $88k at a new agency, took the job.

Got an offer in April for $100k at a smaller boutique agency, which I declined.

In October, got 2 offers: 1 for $115k to go in-house, and another significantly lower offer, but it was in Europe to work with Netflix.

Ended up turning down the $115k offer to take the chance to live/work abroad, for a company I could see myself working for long-term.

We’ll see if I made the right move by not following the money and following the opportunity

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2019 Fulltime, 100K
2020 Fulltime, 100K
2021 Freelance, 350K

To my previous Full time agencies that constantly praised my work but never gave me that promotion or raise because “budget cuts” “covid cuts” or “it’s a process because we’re a conglomerate”.

1. Thank you for all your business this year doing my same job but actually charging you for it.
2. Being so shitty I quit and found freelance and IM NEVER GOING BACK BYEEEE

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I haven’t had to go under 1.2 at 8 yrs experience, so I think I’m in a good spot then. Thanks for the info 🙏🏻

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2019: Fulltime, 120k
2020: Freelance, 180k
2021: Freelance, 250k

Doubled my salary in two years, hard to justify going back.

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Honestly if you have a good book there’s tons of work out there, I passed on two gigs last week. ACD is a great level to be at since you can handle jobs with little oversight. At 8 years experience I’ve never billed under 1200/day. Feel free to DM if you have more questions about taking the plunge

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I was given a raise from $105K to $124K in the springtime.

I am on the verge of accepting an offer for $224K at a company with better growth and opportunities.

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You hiring on your team haha

2020 $135k

Quit to go freelance beginning in 2021

2021 $257k

Why didn't I do this sooner?

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2020:35k + OT
2021: 60k (promoted internally)
2021: 80K (lateral move)

Not on the scale of some increases in this chain, but I’m stoked on it. Quality of life shot up drastically.

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Was given a raise and a bonus without asking. Was f’ing awesome.

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Went from 65k to 220k total comp. 2021 was an exciting year. Never would’ve thought a year ago I’d be where I’m at now.

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@cd1 Honestly not sure work life balance will be any better. I had it pretty good at my last agency. But yes tech has bigger pockets. Comes with trade offs but I’m still excited about it.

No raise; job searching. But was pleasantly surprised that the bonus I expected to be $15k after taxes ended up being $39k! 🙌🏻

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2020 - $135k
2021 - $153k + $75k equity payout = $228k (not a terrible year)

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Beginning of 2020 40k end of 2021 80k

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Got an 8% raise from $125k to $135k. Around 7 YOE in industry with ~2 out of industry.

Jan 2020 - started jr role at 60K + OT
Dec 2020 - earned 72K by eoy, compensation changed to salary kept junior role
Mid 2021 - started as a mid level at a new agency (80K salary + one time signing bonus)
Dec 2021 - got a raise (100K)

Just curious, why do you feel you can’t reveal too much? (I don’t see anything that strikes me as negative or compromising)

2019: 95k
2020: 110k
2021: 165k

Know your worth, speak up for yourself and advocate your work

90K / Nov 2020 / Senior Designer
102K / April 2021 / Digital Art Director
125K / Jan 2022 / Senior Designer

6—7yrs out of college excluding internships
2020 freelance: $130k
2021 freelance: $134k
2022 fulltime: $119k, this was after negotiations but planning to keep freelancing

I actually had a difficult time finding a salary jump as a graphic/brand designer wanting to go fulltime. I’m now at a midsized but well known tech company but still the highest I got was $119k, which is the highest ft salary I’ve ever had. It would be my first brand designer title however, which is why I took it. And steady income and network.

My reflection: if you know your worth (really and truely, not just wishful thinking) you can always trust the market.

I’ll be starting a new role this year and I’m ~45% above their original max salary target. They interviewed me before asking, but were so impressed that they went and found the money to bring me in. They saw the value, crunched some numbers, and made a business decision that I’ll make them more than they pay me.

The market works when everyone is above board.

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