It's that time again... the AUGI Annual Salary Survey.
2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the survey!If you would like to see how much drafters, designers, architects, engineers, project managers, bim managers, cad managers and more earn, check out pages 6-13 of the September 2011 issue of AUGIWorld Magazine.
Additionally, some of you might want to check out the Revit API column in this month's issue. Elizabeth Connor did some research and conducted interviews to put together some insightful commentary on how BIM has affected job prospects and pay in the architectural field in her article "Up Next: Your Architecture Career, 3.0."
As always, I encourage everyone to use multiple resources when determining their professional worth. What is a good hourly wage? What is a respectable salary? How does the pay vary between industries, locations, job levels, company sizes and other factors? No one single source is going to give you all of the answers you're looking for, and a single source might not convince your superiors during review time, so, go in well armed with plenty of information.
Just for CAD/BIM types:
AUGI Salary Survey - trade organization polls it's members annually on their current pay and other factors
CAD Manager's Survey - annual survey of CAD Managers conducted by Robert Green and published by CADalyst magazine
General Salary Information:
Indeed - job posting search engine estimates salaries based upon current job advertisements
NACE Salary Calculator - Uses filtering technologies, based on information from the US government sources such as the DOL, BLS, Census, etc.
PayScale Cost of Living Calculator - that one is pretty self-explanatory
Salary.com - I don't tend to like the job titles offered for comparison to my search terms, but, it is a well-known site
CareerBliss - user-submitted salary results by company and job title
Wolfram Alpha - a computational engine that has an answer for just about anything
Seek - "the Great Australian Paycheck Report"
EETimes Global Salary and Opinion Survey - annual poll of electronics design engineers, design managers, technologists and business leaders
Architect Annual Salary Survey - magazine of the AIA
Facility Management Salary Database - FacilitiesNet salary filtering for CAFM-related professions