• Amazed

    Wow – six figure salaries straight out of college? Even $40k seems amazingly high. It’s really not uncommon in the UK for a junior designer to be paid somewhere around £15k. Of course you need to have a firm sense of what you’re worth when you go into an interview – but a graduate asking for these kind of salaries would either be laughed at or harrumphed at for wasting time.

    Also – and again, this is for the UK – whoever recruits you will find out exactly what you were paid in your last job when they get your tax paperwork through.