Different Types of Designers and Developers (Infographic)

Different Types of Designers and Developers (Infographic)

Designers and developers come from different backgrounds, walks of life and excel in different skillsets and capabilities. The niche, area of focus and country is usually one key factor that determines their remuneration.

In today’s post, we are presenting an infographic, designed exclusively for Onextrapixel, which depicts some of the popular types of designers and developers with their yearly income and other interesting facts.

Different Types of Designers and Developers (Infographic)

Infographic

This infographic serves generally as a guide on the demands and income expectations of different types of designers and developers along with other interesting facts that may help to influence individual decisions before entering each profession.

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Conclusion

The infographic is based on four main areas of the world: The US, The UK, India and Australia, and offers an insight into the earning potential of each type of designer and developer featured, along with the expected growth of each profession in the foreseeable future.

We hope that you will enjoy it.

Dona Collins is jack of all trades, master of none. She has been in blogging arena since the launch of Xanga and since then she has been doing all sort of stuff.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    wow australia average salary higher than in US, first time I knew this, let’s move there :D

      • Devric,
      • June 26, 2011
      / Reply

      Australia is higher than US in everything, not just salary, but expense as well.

      Most people from the states are saying it the expense are 70% – 200% higher than us in various of products/services.

  2. / Reply

    Very interesting. Is theres any reason why these four countries are used as a comparison?

    • khaleesi,
    • June 22, 2011
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    Where have these statistics come from? The salaries for Australia do seem strangely high, and I live in Australia myself. Most of the graphics and web design jobs I’ve seen go for about 35-50k for entry level applicants and perhaps up to 70k for experienced seniors, and I’m guessing the average would be in the 50-60k range. The strong Australian dollar would influence the results though, depending on when these stats were taken.

      • khaleesi,
      • June 22, 2011
      / Reply

      Oops just noticed the sources list.

        • PixelTunnelVision,
        • June 23, 2011
        / Reply

        I already saw it, and I still call “bull” on those salary averages. Heck, most US market statistic searches I do contradict this right off of the bat. Not to mention my experience in the industry.

    • PixelTunnelVision,
    • June 23, 2011
    / Reply

    If you include software engineers, full-blown backend application developers (basically soft eng), etc, then the annual salary figures you have here make some sense. But frontend web developers and even most backend developers don’t make 80-100k on average. You’re lucky to make that if you’r even a seasoned electrical engineer; come on. Only thing about this infographic I truly feel is inaccurate. I’ve never seen a job listing for a “web developer,” from east to west in the US, from big companies like HP down to small studios, that pay their developers more than 30-50k, sometimes 60k if you’re lucky. Most senior, on the verge or retiring from a very fruitful studio, developers are lucky to hit the 80k mark. Like I said, you have to really be loose with what you consider a “web developer.”

      • James,
      • June 23, 2011
      / Reply

      What if they are freelance web developer? They can easily earn that amount in a year.

        • PixelTunnelVision,
        • June 24, 2011
        / Reply

        No doubt. That’s because most freelancers are on an ego trip and overcharge. They woke up one day and thought, “I do xhtml and css, outsource anything tougher than that, I think SEO is a title tag in my images, and I equate jquery to being a javascript coder. I deserve as much per hour as a lawyer. Right?” That or they’re insane and have no life, doing work 12+ hours a day, 7 days a week, and they overbook clients like the world is ending.

  3. / Reply

    Web designers in china are just tragedy……

  4. / Reply

    You forgot user experience designers and interaction designers! :)

      • PixelTunnelVision,
      • June 28, 2011
      / Reply

      Since most people insist on differentiating between a UX designer and the web designer working on a site, what the heck is a user experience designer when it comes to websites? If the web designer doesn’t know UI principles and and UX know-hows, why are they designing websites? Why do you need a whole individual just to focus on that element?

  5. / Reply

    Have u taken the currency value into consideration before making this infographic? I think this graphic should be used for comparison between countries. but jus to see what people are getting paid in US dollars

    • chops,
    • June 24, 2011
    / Reply

    Yeah – I’d argue with the Aussie figures as well. It also depends which part of the country you’re in. Jobs in Sydney tend to pay 10-15K higher than those in say, Adelaide – but that’s relative to the cost of living. Most entry level jobs for graphic designers in Adelaide would average 40K. Art directors might earn about 75K. For me – a mid weight designer working in government with a fair degree of responsibility, the wage is 65K but this is much higher than the local average for agencies.

  6. / Reply

    This is a very interesting infographic. I must say that I am surprised by the difference in salaries especially those achieved in Austalia. I think this may be a good country to target for aspiring designers and developers.

  7. / Reply

    Great infographic. Very interesting – think we should all us web designers/ developers should move to Australia!

    • fipe,
    • June 25, 2011
    / Reply

    The figures for australia do seem quite high but seeing as i don’t live there…

    The UK figures do seem high at first but once you take into account that the figures are in USD and convert to GBP then it doesn’t seem as high. I do think it may be a tad high but it is roughly what people are getting paid over here.

    • Paul,
    • June 25, 2011
    / Reply

    Do developers in Australia really earn that much? Or are they just looking at Sydney salary?

    • herman,
    • June 27, 2011
    / Reply

    I’ve seen web positions within the US Govt / Tertiary Education system that require a larger overall skill set and much higher responsibility (designing, coding, server admin) that pay approximately half (less when you factor in the current USD/AUD situation) my salary in the AUS Govt / Tertiary Education system.

  8. / Reply

    Nice Description!

  9. / Reply

    Great Comparison.

  10. / Reply

    This is interesting topic, wondering from where you have collected these information.Some rare piece of work, graph designs looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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