I have an interview tomorrow for an entry level job as a Web Designer and UI Developer at a small (10 person) web design firm in a medium-sized city in the midwest. I have looked around the web a bit at salary surveys, and I'm seeing everything from $40k - $80k.
I have a background and a BA in visual arts and a portfolio of web design work that is small, but shows off my talents in front-end design well (check out www.EdanSchwartz.com).
I would really appreciate any thoughts on salary and benefit information. I am wondering if flex-hours are fairly common, and what kind of time-off benefits are typical. I have also thought about negotiating with the employer to sponsor some further education (eg university course-work in design, community ed courses, certificate courses, etc.).
Thanks in advance for the thoughts!