Multimedia Designer Salary

Multimedia Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Multimedia Designers (62 percent) who took the survey are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Multimedia Designers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,022 - $74,982
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,781
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90%

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$13.77 - $29.05
(Median)
$14
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,022 - $74,982  
   
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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$30,864 - $74,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.77 - $29.05  
   
Overtime
$20.69 - $34.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$30,864 - $74,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 39 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Adobe InDesign, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those proficient in Adobe Photoshop are, more often than not, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Multimedia Designers make a median salary of $59K. Multimedia Designers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Multimedia Designers, 31 percent above the national average. Multimedia Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Phoenix (+13 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 39%


Video Editing
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Advertising
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$47,000

Web Design
up arrow 1%

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
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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