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1. How old are you?
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Percent
Response
Count
under 21 0.0%0
21-25
4.7%22
26-30
26.3%124
31-35
35.0%165
36-40
18.9%89
41-45
6.6%31
46-50
4.9%23
51-55
2.8%13
56-60
0.4%2
61-65
0.4%2
over 65 0.0%0

2. What is your educational level?
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Percent
Response
Count
No degree
1.5%7
High school
3.8%18
Junior college
2.8%13
Bachelor's
43.0%202
Master's
46.4%218
Doctorate
2.6%12

3. What is your official job title? (Be flexible and consider one from our list before you resort to "Other." Closeness is worth more to us than absolute accuracy.
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Percent
Response
Count
Information Architect
18.6%87
Chief/Lead/Senior Information Architect
16.5%77
Vice President of Information Architecture
0.9%4
Interaction Designer
6.6%31
Chief/Lead/Senior Interaction Designer
3.6%17
Vice President of Interaction Design
0.2%1
User Experience Designer
5.6%26
Chief/Lead/Senior User Experience Designer
7.5%35
Vice President of User Experience
0.9%4
Usability Engineer
4.3%20
Chief/Lead/Senior Usability Engineer
1.7%8
Vice President of Usability 0.0%0
Consultant
5.8%27
Chief/Lead/Senior Consultant
2.4%11
Principal/President/Director
2.8%13
Webmaster/Web Editor
1.7%8
Technical Writer
1.1%5
Human Factors Engineer
1.3%6
Web Designer/Developer
3.6%17
Web Coordinator
2.8%13
Other (please specify)
 
12.4%58

4. During 2005, what do you estimate you will earn, including salary and bonus? (in US Dollars)
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Percent
Response
Count
under $20,000
4.3%20
$20,000-$24,999
1.9%9
$25,000-$29,999
1.3%6
$30,000-$34,999
2.8%13
$35,000-$39,999
1.9%9
$40,000-$44,999
3.2%15
$45,000-$49,999
2.3%11
$50,000-$54,999
3.2%15
$55,000-$59,999
3.4%16
$60,000-$64,999
4.3%20
$65,000-$69,999
6.2%29
$70,000-$74,999
8.1%38
$75,000-$79,999
6.2%29
$80,000-$84,999
6.6%31
$85,000-$89,999
7.5%35
$90,000-$94,999
5.5%26
$95,000-$99,999
6.4%30
$100,000-109,999
9.6%45
$110,000-119,999
6.0%28
$120,000-129,999
3.4%16
$130,000-139,999
2.3%11
$140,000-149,999
0.9%4
over $150,000
2.8%13

5. How large was your last salary increase?
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Percent
Response
Count
not applicable
22.2%104
my salary decreased
2.1%10
1-5%
40.8%191
6-10%
18.4%86
11-15%
5.6%26
16-20%
4.5%21
21-25%
1.5%7
26-30%
1.3%6
31-35%
1.1%5
36-40% 0.0%0
41-45%
0.4%2
46-50%
0.9%4
51-55%
0.2%1
56-60%
0.6%3
61-65%
0.2%1
66-70% 0.0%0
71-75% 0.0%0
76-80% 0.0%0
81-85% 0.0%0
86-90% 0.0%0
91-95% 0.0%0
96-100%
0.2%1
over 100% 0.0%0

6. How long ago was your last salary increase?
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Percent
Response
Count
not applicable
23.0%108
0-3 months ago
30.1%141
3-6 months ago
16.2%76
6-9 months ago
7.2%34
9-12 months ago
11.7%55
1-2 years ago
7.7%36
2-3 years ago
2.1%10
3-4 years ago
1.3%6
over 4 years ago
0.6%3

7. On average, how many hours do you work each week?
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Percent
Response
Count
under 20 hours
0.6%3
20-30 hours
2.8%13
30-40 hours
21.2%99
40-50 hours
61.2%286
50-60 hours
11.1%52
over 60 hours
3.0%14

8. What percentage of your time do you spend on these tasks:
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 Under 10%10-20%20-30%30-40%40-50%50-60%60-70%70-80%80-90%90-100%Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Tactical IA (metadata, controlled vocabularies, etc.)53.7% (239)19.3% (86)12.4% (55)6.7% (30)2.5% (11)1.8% (8)1.3% (6)1.3% (6)0.4% (2)0.4% (2)2.08445
Strategic IA (business models, high-level categorization)14.8% (66)22.0% (98)21.8% (97)15.5% (69)10.8% (48)5.4% (24)4.7% (21)2.2% (10)2.2% (10)0.4% (2)3.48445
Usability testing47.0% (205)30.5% (133)12.4% (54)5.0% (22)2.5% (11)0.9% (4)0.5% (2)0.2% (1)0.2% (1)0.7% (3)1.97436
Other user research34.5% (142)33.1% (136)15.6% (64)9.7% (40)3.4% (14)0.7% (3)1.2% (5)1.2% (5)0.2% (1)0.2% (1)2.31411
Content generation59.8% (231)17.6% (68)9.8% (38)3.4% (13)2.6% (10)2.3% (9)1.8% (7)0.5% (2)1.3% (5)0.8% (3)2.01386
Content management51.2% (198)19.9% (77)11.4% (44)6.2% (24)3.4% (13)2.3% (9)1.8% (7)1.0% (4)2.1% (8)0.8% (3)2.28387
Graphic design60.9% (237)17.2% (67)8.5% (33)4.1% (16)3.6% (14)1.8% (7)1.0% (4)1.5% (6)0.8% (3)0.5% (2)1.98389
Database design84.0% (295)7.7% (27)4.0% (14)0.9% (3)1.7% (6)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)0.6% (2)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)1.37351
IT integration68.1% (241)15.8% (56)8.2% (29)4.0% (14)1.1% (4)0.8% (3)1.1% (4)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.6% (2)1.67354
Project management26.6% (107)33.6% (135)19.9% (80)6.0% (24)5.0% (20)3.2% (13)1.5% (6)1.0% (4)1.7% (7)1.5% (6)2.71402
General business consulting38.7% (142)30.0% (110)12.5% (46)7.1% (26)3.0% (11)3.3% (12)1.9% (7)1.4% (5)1.6% (6)0.5% (2)2.44367
General IT consulting68.7% (233)18.0% (61)5.3% (18)3.5% (12)0.9% (3)1.5% (5)0.3% (1)0.6% (2)0.3% (1)0.9% (3)1.66339
Non-IA related administration/project management53.6% (201)24.3% (91)11.7% (44)3.2% (12)3.5% (13)0.3% (1)1.6% (6)1.3% (5)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)1.96375
Travel75.3% (277)18.2% (67)4.3% (16)0.5% (2)0.8% (3)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.3% (1)1.38368
Other56.8% (129)11.0% (25)9.3% (21)8.8% (20)5.3% (12)3.1% (7)1.8% (4)0.9% (2)1.3% (3)1.8% (4)2.36227

9. If you answered "Other" in the previous question, please let us know what kind of activity you perform.
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10. How long is your annual paid vacation?
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Percent
Response
Count
not applicable
16.3%75
under 6 days
1.1%5
6-10 days
11.1%51
11-15 days
32.3%149
16-20 days
20.2%93
21-25 days
13.0%60
over 25 days
6.1%28

11. How many paid holidays do you have per year?
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Percent
Response
Count
0 days
13.8%63
1-3 days
3.1%14
4-6 days
21.1%96
7-9 days
23.1%105
9-11 days
19.3%88
11-13 days
5.5%25
13-15 days
3.7%17
over 15 days
10.3%47

12. Does your job provide any of the following benefits? (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Comp Time
18.3%77
Flex Time
48.8%205
Bonus
54.0%227
Profit Sharing
22.1%93
Disability Insurance
58.1%244
Health Insurance
79.5%334
Life Insurance
63.1%265
Flexible Medical Spending
56.2%236
Stock Options Plan
23.8%100
Stock Purchase Plan
25.7%108
401K or Other Investment Plan
68.6%288
Pension Plan
23.6%99
Professional Training on the Job
47.1%198
Professional Development
53.6%225
Tuition Reimbursement
46.4%195
Child Care
9.8%41
Union Membership
2.9%12
Overtime Pay
3.3%14
Other (please specify)
 
9.0%38

13. How long have you worked at your present job?
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Percent
Response
Count
under 3 months
11.2%52
3-6 months
9.7%45
6-9 months
4.7%22
9-12 months
8.8%41
1-2 years
23.1%107
2-3 years
13.4%62
3-4 years
11.2%52
4-5 years
8.4%39
over 5 years
9.5%44

14. How long have you worked as an information architect? (combine time worked at your current and past positions)
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Percent
Response
Count
under 1 year
3.9%18
1-2 years
8.0%37
2-3 years
10.8%50
3-4 years
9.2%43
4-5 years
16.1%75
5-6 years
20.4%95
6-7 years
8.6%40
7-8 years
6.2%29
8-9 years
4.9%23
9-10 years
6.0%28
over 10 years
5.8%27

15. How many people does your company employ?
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Percent
Response
Count
Self-employed
10.2%47
2-5 employees
3.7%17
6-10 employees
4.1%19
11-25 employees
6.9%32
26-50 employees
4.5%21
51-300 employees
20.5%95
301-750 employees
7.1%33
751-3000 employees
9.9%46
over 3000 employees
33.0%153

16. Where do you physically work?
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Percent
Response
Count
At home
7.1%33
Shared offices with other freelancers
0.4%2
Own office
5.4%25
Employer's offices
78.3%364
Borrowed space on client's premises
6.7%31
Other (please specify)
 
2.2%10

17. Where do you work geographically? If you travel a lot, where is your base of operations?
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Percent
Response
Count
Africa 0.0%0
Asia (except India)
1.7%8
India
0.2%1
Australia and Pacific Rim
5.4%25
Canada
2.8%13
Central America, Mexico, Caribbean
1.1%5
EU (except the UK)
7.3%34
United Kingdom
3.9%18
Non-EU Europe
0.9%4
Middle East 0.0%0
South America
3.0%14
US: Northeast
33.8%157
US: Northwest
13.1%61
US: Midwest
8.6%40
US: Great Plains
0.4%2
US: Southeast
8.0%37
US: South
0.6%3
US: Southwest
9.1%42
US: Alaska & Hawaii 0.0%0

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