Multimedia Designer Salary

An average Multimedia Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. The majority of Multimedia Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Multimedia Designers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,493 - $74,272
$34K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,979
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$14.11 - $34.15
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$34
MEDIAN: $19.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,493 - $74,272  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$32,419 - $73,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.11 - $34.15  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $41.43  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$32,419 - $73,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Multimedia Designer


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Moving into a Senior Graphic Designer position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $54K annually.

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Popular Skills for Multimedia Designer


Survey results imply that Multimedia Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Flash Animation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 42 percent above average. HTML and Adobe Illustrator are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 42 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Product Photography. Most people who know Adobe Photoshop also know Video Editing and Web Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Multimedia Designer

Pay by Experience for a Multimedia Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Multimedia Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Multimedia Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Multimedia Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 69 salaries. A Multimedia Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,620

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

For Multimedia Designers, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 49 percent greater than the national average. Multimedia Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+34 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Multimedia Designers is geography, with workers in Phoenix earning a whopping 30 percent below the national average. Minneapolis and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Multimedia Designer

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries

▲36%

▲26%

▲10%

National Average
$47,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
▲42%


HTML
▲7%


▲6%


Adobe Photoshop
▲3%


National Average
$47,000

▼1%


3D Rendering
▼1%

Product Photography
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 19%
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