I figured this would be covered somewhere on here, but after searching, no luck. I am a Columbus Ohio based retail designer with 4 years of professional experience.
I have an interview with a retail design company in Toronto that is about half the size of my company (people-wise) and they do about a 6th of the amount of annual billings…not sure if any of that matters…
I’m not asking for a number…that is far too nebulous… but is their an approximate percentage of increase I could expect?
I don’t want to go into the interview and sound arrogant, or perhaps worse, under-value myself and shoot myself in the foot.
i’d like to help, but not sure i can.
i not that familiar with the industry, dont know the new company, your work, or your current company/salary. never been to Columbus either.
without any of this info, im really just talking outta my a$$, but if that’s what you are looking for…
In general, i’d expect the salary to be perhaps the same. my thinking is-
- CDN is just about on par with the USD (=)
- Toronto im sure is a more expensive place to live than OH (+)
- Im pretty sure there are more design firms, designers and compeition here (-)
- firm size/billing i dont think is as relevant to much…
also to note, you should take into account other things like health care costs, taxes, living expenses, etc.
bottom line, i always answer when people ask these questions is-
“you are worth as much as someone is willing to pay you and you are willing to accept”.
I do live here in Toronto, though, so could perhaps answer any less-nebulous questions you may have.