Media Specialist Salary

Media Specialists in the United States take home an average $43K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Women Media Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Media Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,841 - $63,145
$32K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,828
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$11.47 - $28.86
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MEDIAN: $16.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,841 - $63,145  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $5,068  
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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$29,313 - $62,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $28.86  
   
Overtime
$16.89 - $46.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$295.90 - $5,068  
   
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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$29,313 - $62,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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.

Common Career Paths for Media Specialist


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For Media Specialists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Media Specialists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like School Library Media Specialist.

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Popular Skills for Media Specialist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Graphic Design. Most people who know Media / Public Relations also know Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design. Those proficient in Video Editing are, more often than not, also skilled in Graphic Design and Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Media Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $40K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $43K. Media Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. As Media Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $55K.

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Key Stats for Media Specialist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Media Specialist Salaries

▲33%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

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
▼7%



Adobe InDesign
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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