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Multimedia Designer Salary

Multimedia Designers in the United States pull down an average of $49K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Multimedia Designers (65 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,241 - $73,214
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MEDIAN: $49,109
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$12.84 - $29.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,241 - $73,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
Total Pay (?
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$30,312 - $72,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $29.75  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $36.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
   
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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$30,312 - $72,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Multimedia Designer

Multimedia designers are responsible for creating multimedia presentations and tools to educate and/or promote their company's brands, products, and services. They must meet with individuals within their company (and/or clients) to discuss needs, create a draft of the multimedia product, and produce the final work. These professionals may edit video footage into an attractive package; they may also be in charge of web design, including landing pages, for the company. Additionally, multimedia designers may create print products such as infographics, reports, and case studies. These designers must keep up with new techniques and programs as they emerge, integrating relevant tools and skills into their day-to-day work.

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Multimedia Designer Tasks

  • Participate in development, design, and revision of design solutions.
  • Partner with technical and creative sides to construct and deliver high quality products.
  • Act as expert and mentor in digital design internally and with clients.

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Popular Skills for Multimedia Designer


Survey results show that Multimedia Designers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Flash Animation, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 13 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Design. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled in Web Design and Video Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Multimedia Designer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Multimedia Designers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%



National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 41%



Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Video Editing
up arrow 3%

Advertising
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%