Pay for Multimedia Designers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Multimedia Designers making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Multimedia Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,471 - $75,154
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,247
10%
50%
90%

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$14.11 - $38.86
(Median)
$14
$19
$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,471 - $75,154  
   
Bonus
$270.00 - $11,465  
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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$32,268 - $77,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.11 - $38.86  
   
Overtime
$22.39 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$270.00 - $11,465  
   
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).
)
$32,268 - $77,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.

Common Career Paths for Multimedia Designer


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Multimedia Designers often transition into a Graphic Designer position. Graphic Designers report a slightly lower median income of $39K.

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Popular Skills for Multimedia Designer


Multimedia Designers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Flash Animation and HTML are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Product Photography, Advertising, and Adobe InDesign. Most people familiar with 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Multimedia Designers bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Multimedia Designers report making only $59K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,463

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Multimedia Designers in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Multimedia Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+31 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Multimedia Designers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Multimedia Designers in Phoenix bring in salaries that are 32 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 39%

HTML
up arrow 12%

Video Editing
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

3D Rendering
up arrow 3%

Web Design
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Product Photography
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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