Multimedia Designer Salary

Median pay for Multimedia Designers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Multimedia Designers (63 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,267 - $75,287
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,369
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50%
90%

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$14.50 - $38.19
(Median)
$14
$19
$38
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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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
$33,267 - $75,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,025  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$31,484 - $76,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $38.19  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $33.24  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$31,484 - $76,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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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Many Multimedia Designers transition into upper-level roles like Graphic Designer. However, Graphic Designers do report a slightly lower median income of $39K per year.

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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 40 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing HTML as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe InDesign and Advertising also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Multimedia Designers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Multimedia Designers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,114

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Multimedia Designers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Multimedia Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+31 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 31 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 40%


Video Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$47,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 19%

HTML
up arrow 24%

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
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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