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09 June 2006

Web Usability experts not appreciating in value

Jakob Nielsen (guru of all things web-usability-related) did a salary study, and here’s what he found (as reported by ZDNet.com):

1. Entry-level staffers were paid unrealistically high salaries during the bubble, when dot-com companies were desperate to hire any warm body that walked in the door

2. Experienced staffers were also paid more during the bubble, but their salaries have declined less in subsequent years

3. As a result of the different trends for entry-level and experienced staff, the premium on experience has increased in recent years: it’s currently about $5,000 per year of experience, compared with about $3,000 in 2001.

Web Usability experts not appreciating in value | Digital Micro-Markets | ZDNet.com

Related: Jakob Nielsen’s Salary Trends for Usability Professionals

Also posted at Knowledge Work.

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