Media Specialist Salary (United States)

A Media Specialist earns an average salary of $41,901 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Audiovisual Hardware and Web Design. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Media Specialist Total Pay (?
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$29,018 - $66,005
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MEDIAN: $41,901
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Media Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.25 - $29.27
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,018 - $66,005  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
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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$26,685 - $65,456  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.25 - $29.27  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $44.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
   
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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$26,685 - $65,456  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Miami
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Media Specialist Salaries

Audiovisual Hardware
up arrow 20%
Web Design
up arrow 18%
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 2%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%
Graphic Design
up arrow 10%
Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%
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