Good news if you’re hoping to make more money this year—the odds are in your favor.
While median salaries took a dip from 2012 to 2013, a survey from the recruitment firm font (the lowercase is intentional; bold move, font) shows that median salaries across the creative and marketing industries “should rise” this year.
Advertising, media and publishing saw a general decline in salaries over 2013 whilst the other sectors remained relatively buoyant. Journalists were the most adversely affected, with salaries dropping by as much as 50 percent for men surveyed. Salaries for digital advertising roles also fell, with a 35 percent decrease for men and a 21 percent slump for women.
That trend should reverse in the year to come, the survey found. The firm surveyed 6,410 people in the South Pacific region.
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"It is expected that all candidates will be digital-savvy, so now companies are looking for people with very niche expertise," according to a statement from font managing director Jacqui Barratt.