Multimedia Designer Salary

Median pay for Multimedia Designers in the United States is around $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Multimedia Designers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Multimedia Designers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,979 - $75,683

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$14.14 - $29.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,979 - $75,683  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
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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$30,997 - $75,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $29.67  
   
Overtime
$20.75 - $34.66  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
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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$30,997 - $75,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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 suggest that Multimedia Designers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 40 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Adobe InDesign as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Multimedia Designers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. On average, Multimedia Designers make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Multimedia Designers, 32 percent higher than the national average. Multimedia Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+25 percent), New York (+22 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 4 percent.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 40%



Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Web Design
0%

National Average
$47,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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