Media Specialist Salary

Media Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Work is enjoyable for Media Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,847 - $63,048
$32K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,114
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$10.86 - $27.80
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$28
MEDIAN: $15.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,847 - $63,048  
   
Bonus
$202.03 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,272 - $62,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $27.80  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $46.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$202.03 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,272 - $62,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Media Specialist

Media specialists create audio, video, and other media content for their organization; this may include 2-D and 3-D computer graphics and animation, photography, and film/video productions. Media specialists are most commonly employed in the advertising and entertainment industries, and their job responsibilities may vary slightly depending on the employer.

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Media Specialist Tasks

  • Coordinate media campaign.
  • Design and distribute multimedia content to promote brand's product or services.
  • Evaluate media effectiveness by tracking and analyzing key metrics.
  • Collaborate with other teams to align marketing and product efforts.

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Media Specialists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like School Library Media Specialist. Median pay for School Library Media Specialists is $42K.

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Popular Skills for Media Specialist


Survey takers working as Media Specialists report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Hardware, Information Technology Support, Web Content Management, and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Adobe Photoshop. Those familiar with Video Editing tend to be well versed in Graphic Design and Social Media Marketing. Most people experienced in Media / Public Relations also know Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Media Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Media Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 51 salaries. A Media Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Media Specialist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Media Specialist Salaries

▲35%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Media Specialist Salaries

Audiovisual Hardware
▲19%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲9%

Web Content Management
▲8%

Web Design
▲3%


National Average
$41,000





Adobe Photoshop
▼14%

Adobe InDesign
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 20%
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