Multimedia Designer Salary

Median pay for Multimedia Designers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men working as Multimedia Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Most Multimedia Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,155 - $77,371
$34K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,583
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$14.06 - $34.62
$14
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,155 - $77,371  
   
Bonus
$270.00 - $11,465  
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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$32,316 - $77,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $34.62  
   
Overtime
$22.46 - $42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$270.00 - $11,465  
   
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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$32,316 - $77,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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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Many Multimedia Designers advance into a slightly higher-paying Senior Graphic Designer position. Average compensation for Senior Graphic Designers is $54K.

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Popular Skills for Multimedia Designer


Multimedia Designers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Flash Animation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. HTML and Adobe Illustrator are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 3 percent and 37 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Product Photography, 3D Rendering, and Web Design. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to 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: $48,340

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With a pay rate for Multimedia Designers that is 44 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Multimedia Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+29 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Denver (+11 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Multimedia Designers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Multimedia Designers in Phoenix bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (7 percent lower) and Dallas (5 percent lower).

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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 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries

▲31%

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
▲37%


▲3%

HTML
▲3%



Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


▼5%


3D Rendering
▼5%

Product Photography
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 17%
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