Multimedia Designer Salary

Earnings for Multimedia Designers in the United States come in at around $49K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the majority of Multimedia Designers (64 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,739 - $73,549
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,467
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$13.25 - $29.30
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$13
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,739 - $73,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
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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$30,748 - $72,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $29.30  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $36.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
   
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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$30,748 - $72,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Web Design. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Multimedia Designers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $69K.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%



National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
up arrow 40%


Video Editing
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$47,000

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Web Design
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%