Media Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Media Specialist is $41,856 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Audiovisual Hardware and Web Design. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Media Specialist Total Pay (?
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$29,606 - $64,639
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MEDIAN: $41,856
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Media Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.03 - $25.86
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,606 - $64,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,750  
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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$26,620 - $64,096  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $25.86  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $44.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,750  
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).
)
$26,620 - $64,096  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Media Specialist

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Washington
up arrow 14%
Miami
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Media Specialist Salaries

Audiovisual Hardware
up arrow 21%
Web Design
up arrow 19%
Media Management
up arrow 7%
Web Content Management
up arrow 6%
Video Editing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$41,000
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 6%
Graphic Design
up arrow 8%
Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 13%

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Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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