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Multimedia Designer Salary

Pay for Multimedia Designers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $50K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Multimedia Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Multimedia Designers are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,647 - $75,034
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,637
10%
50%
90%

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$13.73 - $29.13
(Median)
$14
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$31,647 - $75,034  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,795  
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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$30,775 - $74,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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
$13.73 - $29.13  
   
Overtime
$20.69 - $35.98  
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 - $5,795  
   
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).
)
$30,775 - $74,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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


Multimedia Designers generally report applying a varied skill set 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, 6 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Adobe InDesign and Advertising as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled in 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.


Multimedia Designers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. Multimedia Designers see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Multimedia Designers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Multimedia Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 5 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 39%


Video Editing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$48,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

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 52 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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