About Creative Earners

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Creative Niche and the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) have collaborated on a national survey of salaries and billing practices in the Canadian communication design industry.

The results of the survey, which will be published and made freely available to all in November 2016, help raise awareness about Canada’s thriving creative industry and provide an economic profile of the field.

The report will provide insights into financial trends in the creative communications sector in Canada and offer a summary of the current status of communication design professionals – who they are, the services they offer, how they define their profession and where they think the industry is headed.

RGD has produced eight editions of the salary survey since 2001.

Download the 2014 Creative Earners Report

Can’t wait for the 2016 Creative Earners Report? The 2014 edition of the report is available for download now. To download the report please complete the download form. You will receive an email with a link to download the survey.

Download the Report


  • Owner, Partner, Principal, VP
  • Creative/Design Director
  • Creative/Design Manager
  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Intermediate Graphic Designer
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Developer/Programmer
  • Database/Systems Administrator
  • Web Producer/Project Manager
  • Information Architect
  • SEO/SEM Specialist
  • Digital Strategist
  • Web/Media Analyst
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Video/Motion Designer/Developer
  • Communications/Marketing Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Content Editor/Manager
  • Community/Social Media Manager
  • Brand/Content Strategist
  • Production Manager
  • Account Manager/Director
  • Account Coordinator
  • Graphic Design Educator
  • Other Educator
  • Editor/Proofreader/QA
  • Media Buyer/Planner
  • Business Development/Sales
  • Office Manager
Take the Survey