It’s an exciting time to be working in or entering the creative field. Companies are hiring to fill a range of roles, particularly to support online and customer experience initiatives. And because demand is often outpacing supply when it comes to top talent, salaries are rising.

September 14, 2016

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By Diane Domeyer

According to The Creative Group Salary Guide, average starting compensation for creative positions is projected to increase an average of 3.6 percent in 2017. Jobs requiring digital skills – like user experience and mobile designers – are seeing the biggest pay gains.

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In addition to higher salaries and signing bonuses, more companies are offering perks that support work-life balance and highlighting the positive aspects of their corporate culture to secure the talent they seek.

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Diane Domeyer is executive director of The Creative Group (TCG), a specialized staffing service placing interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. When she’s not managing operations for TCG’s locations across North America or speaking and tweeting about career and workplace trends, you can find her on a bike or spending time with her husband, five kids and grandchildren. For more information, visit


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