TOOLS AND RESOURCES
ANNUAL CREATIVE INDUSTRY SALARY GUIDE AND SURVEY www.bit.ly/ca262-cpsurvey
Creativepool has surveyed more than 2,500 industry professionals across sectors including advertising, branding, publishing and web design to provide data on average salaries, along with other insights into areas such as levels of fulfilment and job security. For Computer Arts’ full report on the survey results in issue 256, see back issues on page 74.
DESIGN SALARY GUIDE www.coroflot.com/ designsalaryguide
Wondering how much money a move abroad might get you? Discover information on salaries and freelance rates for specific creative roles in different cities and regions across the world, using this guide from global design firm directory Coroflot.
FREELANCE RATE CALCULATOR www.ournameismud.co.uk/fraq
Mud’s Freelance Rates Calculator can give you a quick, but informed estimate of how much you should charge for freelance work based on your location, skillset, age and experience. It’s a fairly blunt instrument, but only takes a few seconds to get a ballpark figure.
YOUR RATE www.hourlyrate.beewits.com
Another freelance rate calculator, this one from Beewits, takes a different approach. Your Rate focuses on how much you need to earn, rather than what you expect to get paid. In other words, it helps you calculate how much you need to charge per hour, based on the lifestyle you plan or want to have, and any expenses that are associated with your freelancing work.