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Margaret Sloan <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Nov 1998 16:54:43 -0800
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Ok, so we've talked about Universities- There are technical colleges for
science illustrations? You mean like Heald College? Or like Art Academy
type schools?

>While scouting salary surveys for science illlustrators, I found survey
>results that showed artists with a masters averaging 45K in the
>northeast and much of the southeast.....midwest and westcoastal
>areas averaged much lower....around 26-33K.  Also, interestingly,
>some surveys showed technical college grads making as much or
>more than those with Phd's......

That's really depressing- but I believe it's true. Warning bells go off
in my head every time I see that I'm in graphic arts classes with
mostly, if not all women. Do the men command more $$ because there's so
(relatively) few of them? I'd say that women have a tendency to "give"
their work away, except that I just took a botany drawing course from a
retired Marine biologist who illustrates other scientists' work for
free, because he likes doing it. I had to bite my tongue at that remark!

>Also, some of the surveys listed the 'male' and 'female' salaries for
>the exact same postition......Women were getting paid almost 15-20%
>less across the board.  Quite shocking to see it right there in bold

Margaret Sloan
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