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Old 06-04-2014, 06:49 PM
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Hi all,

Currently, I'm thinking of resigning and applying for another company (I'm a graphic designer). Reason being the work is getting very little at current company.

It may sound good but I feel it will do me more harm than good in the long term, as my skills seems to be going backwards rather than forward due to no challenges etc.

Anyway, my current salary is $2200. When I entered this current company, it was $1800, then increased to $2000 and then to $2200 (partly due to good work performance). Been working there for almost 2 years, now late twenties.

1) My question is: when I apply for a new company, should I ask for $2300 for my salary? Maybe put a "(neg)" behind the amt, as in "$2300 (neg)".

2) Anyone knows what's the current average salary range for graphic designers in SG? I heard the lower end ones hover at $1800? Need some insight before I begin.

Pls advise. Tks!
Nik

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I usually don't even write a number for expected salary... I'll just write "negotiable".
But if they insist on you writing a number, with 2 years experience, I'll say $2500 (neg).
You should get an offer of at least $2400 before accepting.

Anyway, can try asking here too - https://www.facebook.com/groups/119326031532307/
There are many graphic designers in that group who can probably give you advice.

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Tks Warning!

Just wondering, are you a graphic designer too, or someone working in the creative industry?

Maybe I'm out of touch, but isn't $2400 - $2500 too high for a graphic designer with only 2 years experience? I thought most graphic designers (not art directors) on average earn only $1800 - $2000 max per month? LOL, maybe I haven't been following the trends.

Will also check out that facebook link. Tks!
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Hi all,

Currently, I'm thinking of resigning and applying for another company (I'm a graphic designer). Reason being the work is getting very little at current company.

It may sound good but I feel it will do me more harm than good in the long term, as my skills seems to be going backwards rather than forward due to no challenges etc.

Anyway, my current salary is $2200. When I entered this current company, it was $1800, then increased to $2000 and then to $2200 (partly due to good work performance). Been working there for almost 2 years, now late twenties.

1) My question is: when I apply for a new company, should I ask for $2300 for my salary? Maybe put a "(neg)" behind the amt, as in "$2300 (neg)".

2) Anyone knows what's the current average salary range for graphic designers in SG? I heard the lower end ones hover at $1800? Need some insight before I begin.

Pls advise. Tks!
Nik
hello friend, i don't see why you deserve a pay increment. some points to consider - does the 100 more translate to more working hours? better culture? better prospects? when you join another company, 2 years down the road you will feed the same thing today. the good thing about being a designer is you have a portfolio. publish your portfolio, keep an active lookout for offers until someone notices your work and offers you a higher salary. or get a job offer first before resigning. you never know whether the next company is going to low-ball you. all salary is neg, so you dont have to put "neg". goot lucks.
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Maybe I'm out of touch, but isn't $2400 - $2500 too high for a graphic designer with only 2 years experience?
just look at the offered salaries on job ads...
Singapore Jobs | Graphic Designer (Hospitality / Town / $3300) - People Profilers Pte Ltd | jobsDB Singapore
Singapore Jobs | Graphic Designer (Adobe Photoshop/illustrator - Website & Posters) S$3-4k/month - Recruit Express Pte Ltd - North1 | jobsDB Singapore
Singapore Jobs | Graphic Designer (Basic up to 2.8K)(Fashion/Lifestyle)- Central - Achieve Group | jobsDB Singapore
Singapore Jobs | Graphic Designer (Up to $2800 Basic/Perm/Near Tai Seng MRT) - Achieve Group | jobsDB Singapore

$2500 sounds perfectly within range unless you lack certain key knowledge.
I frequently get lobangs for graphic design positions, so if you want, just PM me and I'll keep you in the loop.

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Tks Warning! When I try to PM you, the error message says that "user has chosen not to accept private messages...."
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Volkswagen - Graphic Designer
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://sg.jobsdb.com/SG/EN/Search/JobAdSingleDetail?jobsIdList=100003003606390

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