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A List Apart survey

I’ve been reading A List Apart‘s Web Design Survey. Only 1.9% of the responses were from information architects but since there were 32831 responses that means around 600 information architects. In contrast the IA Institute’s 2006 salary survey had 319 responses so 600 is a decent number of IAs.

The survey found:

  • 16.5% of IAs earn $100,000+, a higher percentage than any other job title
  • IAs were the 2nd most satisfied with their job (following project managers!)
  • there was a higher percentage of female IAs than either designers or developers
  • around 40% of IAs believe they need CSS & mark-up skills that they don’t have
  • IAs were less likely than most of the job titles to have a blog or website and yet 69.4% did

More generally on the topic of satisfaction:

  • women were more satisfied with their jobs
  • job satisfaction increased with age
  • satisfaction peaked with salaries around $40000-59999 and then declined
  • employees of non-profits companies were less satisfied than for-profit, agencies, government or universities

Written by Karen

November 7th, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Posted in work