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My husband’s reaction to Arrow: “this isn’t going to be one of those shipping shows, is it?”

Seriously though, how long has this man known me?! I have a ship on every, single TV show I watch. I’ve been shipping since my Sesame Street Days. If shipping were a profession, I’d be at the top of the payscale. The whole reason I started watching Arrow was for Olicity. Did I let him know this? Nope. In this case, ignorance is bliss. 

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1. Source: PayScale / Bloomberg: The ROI is calculated by finding the median salary for people in the U.S. who completed the PayScale salary survey online and who had graduated between 1995 and 2014. Looking at each career, the difference in 20-year earnings of people with bachelor’s degrees and people with only high school diplomas was calculated. Then cost of college was subtracted from the earnings numbers.

2. Median Salary Seven to Nine Years after Graduation for Full-Time Employees with a Doctorate. - Source: Research Councils UK

3. Median Earnings of Social Science Major. - Source: 2009 American Community Survey

4. Annual Median and 90th Percentile Wages in Selected Disciplines, 1999-2012 (Engineering, Economics, Sociology, English) - 2012 Constant dollars - Source: BLS Occupational Employment Statistics.

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Average graphic designer salaries, as according to PayScale.com

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How much a graphic designer earns on an hourly or yearly basis depends on multiple variables, including the availability of work, position, experience/qualifications and the clients. While many graphic designers work as in-house or studio designers, many others choose to work as freelance designers, with others also teaching graphic design at secondary and tertiary educational levels.

For a qualified, graduate graphic designer, surveys from the Australian Graphic Design Association say that the average annual pay rate is approximately $40,000 a year for the first three to five years of their career, however many recent graduates are receiving a significant amount less than this.  One website, PayScale, listed the average amount earned by a junior graphic designer (less than three years experience) earns approximately $36,618 per year, with senior designers earning approximately $48,600 - $62,198 per year. Experienced graphic designers working in-house for large companies often earn as much as $75,000 per year, depending on their position and qualifications.

Because of this, many graphic designers choose to work as freelancers because the variety of projects is far greater, but also because they can earn two to three times the amount that they would in-house or in a studio. By working for an hourly rate, a freelance graphic designer with qualifications and/or experience can earn anywhere between $75 - $125 per hour per project, which can add up exponentially compared to in-house or studio work (figures taken from soulspace.com).

According to these findings, as a soon to graduate designer, I would be classified as a junior graphic designer, and thus likely to earn the previously stated median of $36,618 - $40,000 per year, which would be an hourly rate of around $18.30 - $20.00 per hour. Once I gain more experience, my hourly wage would likely increase to $24.50 per hour, and with ten years of experience I would earn approximately $31.06 per hour.

As a freelance designer, despite my lack of experience, I would be able to earn roughly $50 per hour according to boutique graphic design studio Soul Space. As I gain more experience, I would be working for $75 - $100 per hour ($140,200 per year, based on a 247 day), which is a far more attractive sum than the figures given by PayScale. I would also be able to work on a larger range of projects than if I was working at a studio that specialised in one or two areas.


As part of the assignment for this week, we were asked to make a branded timesheet that could be used to log the amount of hours spent on a project for a client. This is particularly useful when working on a pay by hour basis, rather than a package price received at the finalisation of the project.

Using my logo and standard branding marks, I created the timesheet below. As shown, the client information and branding marks are displayed at the top of the sheet, with the table below logging the job, job description and phase, hours and totals. This is followed by a total hours table that logs the total time spent on the project, as well as an additional notes section for other information.

At the bottom of the sheet is a designated signature area to mark the timesheet as approved, which is the final step in the use of the sheet. The document can be printed in full colour or black and white as needed for maximum usability and the lines and type are designed to be dark enough to scan easily, allowing the form to be reproduced or copied with ease.

Which degrees give the best financial returns? American universities

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THE economies of the rich world increasingly depend upon skilled workers, and college degrees are in high demand. In 1972 a university-educated man aged 25-34 could expect to earn 22% more than a peer without a degree, according to the Urban Institute, a think-tank. Today that premium has risen to 70%. But if university pays, its benefits are not spread evenly across all graduates. A new report from PayScale, a research firm, calculates the returns to higher education in American universities. Its authors compare the career earnings of college graduates with the present-day cost of a degree at their alma maters, after taking account of financial aid.

Top universities may be growing ever more selective, but the returns on a college degree depend far more on field of study than the choosiness of the university itself, the report says. Engineering and computer-science students earn most, achieving an impressive 20-year annualised return of 12% (the S&P 500 managed just 7.8%). Engineers were also least dependent on institutional prestige: graduates from less-selective schools experienced only a slight decrease in average returns. Business and economics degrees also pay well, delivering a solid 8.7% average return. Courses in arts or the humanities may pay intellectual dividends but provide more mixed economic returns. Students concerned about their financial outlook should worry less about their school’s rank and spend more time brushing up on maths.

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A New Restaurant Menu: PayScale Announces Food Worker Tipping Report

A New Restaurant Menu: PayScale Announces Food Worker Tipping Report

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PayScale, Inc., the world’s leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software, today announced the publication of its new report: PayScale¹s Restaurant Report: The Agony and Ecstasy of Food Service Workers.

PayScale¹s Restaurant Report: The Agony and Ecstasy of Food Service includes pay data derived from 15,000 unique user profiles…

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When you’re evaluating a job offer, it’s almost always smart to ask for more money. After all, if you don’t ask, most of the time, you won’t get. That said, occasionally you’ll run into hiring managers who choose to see even a perfectly reasonable request as a personal affront. This week’s roundup includes expert advice on dealing with that situation, plus tips on how to build your personal brand and avoid the pitfalls of crafting a college essay.

4 Degrees That Are Better to Earn at a Community College

4 Degrees That Are Better to Earn at a Community College Graduates with a bachelor’s in aerospace or electrical engineering typically earn around $ 65,000, on average, during their first few years on the job, according to PayScale, an online salary database. A two-year degree in aerospace Read more at http://24-7latestnews.com/4-degrees-that-are-better-to-earn-at-a-community-college/

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You don’t know the payscale for actors. Think about it, every one is a $millionaire? Is everyone Entourage? So you only pick the richest actress would you? What do you sell? Combos?

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PayScale Releases 2015 College Return on Investment Report

PayScale Releases 2015 College Return on Investment Report

Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) March 05, 2015

PayScale, Inc., the world’s leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software, today announced the 2015 PayScale College Return on Investment (ROI) Report.

“How much student loan debt college kids and their families take on has serious implications for their future financial health. With average student loan debt hovering around $ 30K,…

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Is your degree worth it?: It depends what you study, not where | The Economist

Is your degree worth it?: It depends what you study, not where | The Economist

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Is your degree worth it?

A new report from PayScale, a research firm, calculates the returns to a college degree. Its authors compare the career earnings of graduates with the present-day cost of a degree at their alma maters, net of financial aid. College is usually worth it, but not always, it transpires.

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Even if you’re not into sports, you can learn a lot about leadership — good and bad — from watching the managers of professional sports teams. It all comes down to using data to help you make better decisions. Plus, also in this week’s roundup: how depression affects working memory, and thus our productivity, and the best way to answer, “Why are you looking for a new job?”

Is your degree worth it?: It depends what you study, not where | The Economist

Is your degree worth it?: It depends what you study, not where | The Economist

http://bit.ly/1AzX0ZW

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200) && (this.width >= this.height) ? 200: true); max-height: 200px; height: expression((this.height > 200) && (this.height >= this.width) ? 200: true); border: none;’/> A new report from PayScale, a research firm, calculates the returns to a college degree. Its authors compare the career earnings of graduates with the present-day… posted…

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