from 57 different countries
23.6% women and 76.4% men
We hired an analyst and drilled down and sliced the results. What's presented below is the direct findings, exactly as we received them from the survey, but it's important to mention that they are of course biased toward the Hacking UI audience and may not reflect the entire industry. For example:
We also saw some interesting facts, some that aligned with well known stereotypes of the industry, and others that broke those trends.
So how can this survey benefit me in any way? Well, first off - knowledge and knowing the real, hard facts based off of real data - not just gossip. We all aspire to be more data driven, right? Well here’s your data.
The largest portion of the participants were designers. However there was a significant amount of other roles that filled out the survey. All roles that made up at least 1% of the participants are shown below.
Employees that work for agencies were making significantly less than employees that work for companies, at all sizes.
The median salary of men and women was the same at $60,000, however the average salary for men was $3,334 more than that of women. The reason for the difference is because the salary range of the top 5% of men starts at $155K, but the salary range of the top 5% of women starts at only $135K.
We asked each participant to rank their satisfaction level with their current job on a scale of 1-5. 82.4% of men said that their satisfaction was at least a 3 or higher, compared to 78.3% of women.
We saw a gradual increase of salary as expected by years of experience. Each extra year of experience added aproximately $5K to the yearly salary. After 11 years of experience, the sample size decreased significantly and results started to fluctuate more.
We were very interested to see what makes someone a junior or senior. We grouped all of the job titles that were junior or senior together, and determined the average number of years of experience and salary.
A whopping 78.3% of participants had a college degree. This will be a very interesting statistic to watch next year, as there is a lot of talk about the need for a degree, especially for jobs in design and development.
The average salaries varied widely across different countries. The majority of survey participants came from the United States, but each country that made up at least 1% (32 participants) is also shown below.
The highest paying country was the United States, where the average annual salary for full time employees across all job titles and experience levels was $90,695.
We asked each participant to rate their level of satisfaction with their current job on a scale of 1-5. We were a little surprised to see that the job satisfaction levels were fairly the same across most of the other variables such as years of experience, job title, and even salary.
Make sure to check out the original survey responses spreadsheet that we opensourced in order to find more insights and data.
If you're missing any specific analysis of a section that exists within that spreadsheet let us know.