What am I worth?
April 2, 2007 9:52 AM Subscribe
Designer/Flash developer salaries in Austin, Tx? I need help to *not* lowball myself when looking for a new job!
posted by kaseijin to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Looking at relocating to Austin from Dallas, and was curious what a given skillset is worth in Austin. I know about all the online salary calculators, and I know they're all clueless. I want to hear from people who have recently worked or are currently working in Austin.
I've been designing web pages for 8 years, now. I started as an art director, doing conceptual design, and then moved into Flash around release 3. I code object-oriented AS 2.0 well, dynamic content, Flash video, all that... Sure, there are better out there, but at the last two agencies I have worked for, I've been in the top 3 - if I sit down and play with something, I can usually make it work.
My work has all been at larger advertising agencies... my client list and portfolio is competitive, including work for NationWide, Exxon/Mobil, MAX Factor, Old Spice, Prilosec OTC, etc...
I consistently lowball myself when starting new jobs, because I am afraid to not take the first offer. This has led twice now to starting a new job only to find out that there are entry-level people with half the skillset making more than me at the same company.
Help me not do that! What am I *really* worth in Austin?