Media Specialist Salary

Median pay for Media Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $43K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Media Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,660 - $61,814
$32K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,672
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$11.22 - $26.32
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MEDIAN: $15.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,660 - $61,814  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $5,034  
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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$29,136 - $61,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $26.32  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $46.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$297.99 - $5,034  
   
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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$29,136 - $61,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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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Media Specialists who go on to become School Library Media Specialists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a School Library Media Specialist, an upper-level role, pays $42K.

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Popular Skills for Media Specialist


Survey results imply that Media Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at 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 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Adobe Photoshop. Those educated in Media / Public Relations tend to be well versed in Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design. It is often found that people who know Video Editing are 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $39K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $42K. Media Specialists bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Media Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $56K.

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Key Stats for Media Specialist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Media Specialist Salaries

▲35%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Media Specialist Salaries

Audiovisual Hardware
▲20%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲9%

Web Content Management
▲8%

Web Design
▲3%


National Average
$41,000




Adobe Photoshop
▼13%


Adobe InDesign
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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