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Multimedia Designer Salary

Multimedia Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Multimedia Designers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Multimedia Designers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,495 - $75,140
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,690
10%
50%
90%

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$13.35 - $29.13
(Median)
$13
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,495 - $75,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,766  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $30,000  
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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$30,631 - $74,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $29.13  
   
Overtime
$20.10 - $35.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,766  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $30,000  
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).
)
$30,631 - $74,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Flash Animation, Adobe After Effects, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Adobe InDesign and Advertising as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people who know Adobe Photoshop also know Video Editing and Web Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Multimedia Designer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Multimedia Designers make a median salary of $58K. Multimedia Designers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Multimedia Designers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Multimedia Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+24 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Denver (+6 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%



National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 39%


Video Editing
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$47,000

Web Design
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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