Graphic Design Salary Transparency Form 💸
This is an anonymous form that links to the Google spreadsheet “Graphic Design Salary Transparency 💸” AIGA Eye on Design has put this form and spreadsheet together to encourage transparency and equity in the design industry. Both documents are anonymous and will always stay that way.
We’re much indebted to the “Arts + All Museums Salary Transparency” spreadsheet from May 2019, both for the idea and much of the language used. While the data collected in the spreadsheet will by no means be a perfect overview of the industry, it’s our belief that eliminating salary speculation is one vital step in moving towards a more progressive, diverse, inclusive, and fair work environment in design. For more about the motivations behind organizing the spreadsheet, please read the following:
All types of places of employment, including in-house studios, agencies, independent studios, etc., as well as museums, educational institutions, profit/non-profits of all sizes, countries, etc. are all warmly welcome. This form was written with salaried employees in mind, though freelancers are welcome to answer with their hourly wage or annual earnings. Very soon, we’ll be opening up a second spreadsheet specifically tailored to freelance graphic designers.
When it comes to race, gender, sexuality, and other identifying factors, we emphasize that you should only enter this information if you feel safe and comfortable doing so. It’s TOTALLY okay not to enter this information if you feel like it’ll identify you, or if you simply don’t want to answer.
Please feel free to email us at
with any questions.
To view the responses of "Graphic Design Salary Transparency 💸":
Thank you very much for sharing!
Name of Company/ Studio/ Agency/ Organization/ Institution. OR: Region, type of company/employer, and/or # of employees at place of employment
Salary (per annum, or state otherwise)
Years of experience
TOTALLY optional: Identify your gender or preferred pronouns
TOTALLY optional: Identify your race with your preferred designation
TOTALLY optional: Sexual orientation
What is your highest educational qualification? (i.e. high school, BA, MFA, etc.)
Starting salary at current place of employment
Year of starting salary
Do you have benefits? If so, please specify (i.e. health, 401k matching, life insurance, etc.)
What is your company’s parental leave policy? If none, please note.
Notes: please feel free to put any additional relevant information about your role here.
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of AIGA.