Low Pay is a subject of some discussion amongst architects, not least in the UK, where Keith Tomlinson has set up a Facebook Page ‘Architects Against Low Pay’ to campaign for change. When I wrote about this in June I made the point that tackling Low Pay in Architecture also means
“teaching people who have architectural practice how to run them on a profitable basis, and not to resort to exploitative employment practices as a substitute for business ethics, just because ‘its what we did when I was a Part II’.’
So when Dominic Kos of World Architecture News asked me to help support their new survey of architects pay, I jumped a the chance to make some suggestions as to how architects might improve their business profitability, so that they can pay their staff a good wage, and get some real income themselves.
The article was published in the World Architecture News Review today – you can read it here:
How to pay your staff (and yourself) well
Do let me know what you think of it. And if you’d like to know more about what architects are paid all over the world, why not get your practice signed up to the WAN Survey of Salary, Benefits and Diversity 2010 this week, and in the autumn you’ll be able to access the results of the survey.