i'm a newbie so don't jump on me if this has been covered recently...just give me a link. But here's what I'm wondering...since there must be a ton of designers who pass through these forums... How are you finding the job market lately and what do you expect to earn annually given your level of experience? I guess what's prompting me to ask the question is that I'm considering a job search, but I wonder what's realistic in terms of pay and benefits these days. I suppose this is directed more at those of you who work in house and aren't exclusively self employed...but feel free to chime in whoever you are. What's a designer make these days...when it seems like every hack kid thinks they know how to make photoshop and quark sing? I'll start us off...I'm more or less an art director / creative services director for a non profit...I make just over 50,000. Should I be thrilled or pissed at my employer?