Multimedia Designer Salary

Multimedia Designers in the United States take home an average $50K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Multimedia Designers is high. There are more male Multimedia Designers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,937 - $75,078
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,679
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$13.80 - $29.75
(Median)
$14
$18
$30
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
$31,937 - $75,078  
   
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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$30,852 - $74,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $29.75  
   
Overtime
$20.69 - $34.82  
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.
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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).
)
$30,852 - $74,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Flash Animation, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Illustrator 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. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Multimedia Designers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Multimedia Designers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $61K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Multimedia Designers in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Multimedia Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+25 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and Phoenix (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 4 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
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Advertising
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Adobe Photoshop
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National Average
$47,000

Web Design
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Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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