Digital Imaging Specialist Salary
The average rate for a Digital Imaging Specialist is $14.67 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Operations Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic and Image Software.
|Salary||$34,312 - $81,094|
|Total Pay (||$24,037 - $68,321|
|Hourly Rate||$10.90 - $25.21|
|Overtime||$17.00 - $51.00|
|Total Pay (||$24,037 - $68,321|
Job Description for Digital Imaging Specialist
A digital imaging specialist is primarily responsible for creating quality digital images from photos, film, or digital media files provided by clients. If files are provided in hard-copy format, the specialist must scan and convert the images into an electronic format. Once the images are digitized, he/she will crop, resize, and rotate them as necessary, and retouch them in photo-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, or Corel PaintShop. Retouching general images can include adjustments such as background removal, color adjustment, shadow adjustment, contrast adjustment, healing, and sharpening. Digital imaging specialists may also be responsible for printing or cataloging their finished work.Read More...
Depending on the particular industry, digital imaging specialists typically work in an office environment with other image specialists, photographers, film technicians, printers, and sometimes even technical writers. Industries include graphic design, publishing, education, advertising, archives, and general multimedia consulting. Digital imaging specialists who work as consultants or contractors often must provide their own computers and peripheral hardware.
While formal education is not required, a degree in Film, Graphics or Computer Science will not only help secure a position, but also increase the starting salary. Digital media specialists should have excellent computer skills, experience with image editing software, strong attention to detail, and an eye for graphic composition.
Digital Imaging Specialist Tasks
- Edit, retouch, optimize, and improve digital images for optimal presentation on the web or in print.
- Enter data and track photos and metadata.
- Interpret specifications and guidelines to create images that meet organizational standards.
- Manipulate and use software to crop, alter, and retouch images.
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Pay by Experience Level for Digital Imaging Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Digital Imaging Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Digital Imaging Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Digital Imaging Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Digital Imaging Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 44 salaries. A Digital Imaging Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 10 salaries.
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