Advertisement
Continue to Site »

site_header_zone


 
Trending
Deborah Sussman, Exuberant Designer, Dies at 83
Photography courtesy of Jiro Schneider/Riposte.   Brooklyn born, New York ...
Girl Power: Built By Women New York City Heats Up
A view of 200 Eleventh Avenue in New York, designed ...
MOCA North Miami Makes Controversial Split With City
Photo courtesy of MOCA North Miami.   A longstanding public ...
10 Questions With... Sawyer Berson
  New York-based Sawyer Berson, founded in 1999, has caught ...
DIFFA Hosts Third Annual Picnic by Design
Julie Schuster Design Studio's basket for DIFFA Picnic by Design. ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
What's the biggest challenge your firm faces with clients?

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    2013 Rising Giants 101-200: Fees and Salaries

    RisingGiantsBanner


    Design fees are up 26 percent to $376 million—the highest in five years—and, next year, firms expect $422 million. Fees per employee have dropped slightly from $167,000 to $162,000, but there’s good news in that stat: There isn’t less work, just more designers. However, both salaries and billable-hour fees remain stagnant from last year. Designers pull in $62,000 at roughly $113 per hour, while managers and job captains earn $85,000 at $153 per hour. employees have become even more efficient. Last year 83 percent of a designer’s time was billable, up from 79 percent in past years.

    Total square footage for the Rising Giants reached a peak of 192 million in 2007, dropped to 123 million in 2011, and rose again to 135 million in 2012. Next year, firms expect 161 million square feet and a 12 percent bump in design fees. We saved some even more optimistic stats for last: 34 percent of firms reported no gain in fees last year, which sounds bad, but that’s the lowest number since 2009. The average loss, 12 percent, was the lowest since 2007. And while 52 firms reported positive growth (up from seven in 2009), the total gain was $34.5 million—the biggest in five years.

      Rising Giants Median Salaries
    MedianAnnualSalary
     
    Median Hourly Rate

     %Rising Giants Fees by Market Segment
    RisingGiantsbyMarket



    <
    2013 Rising Giants 101-200: Growth
    2013 Rising Giants 101-200: Market Segment Report
    2013 Rising Giants 101-200: Issues and Trends


    industry_article_detail_central_zone