Median pay for Multimedia Designers in the United States is around $49K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Multimedia Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,330 - $76,975
$34K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,410
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$14.18 - $33.98
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,330 - $76,975  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $11,234  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$32,266 - $77,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $33.98  
   
Overtime
$22.46 - $42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$293.61 - $11,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$32,266 - $77,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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 move into Graphic Designer roles. Graphic Designers seem to make a little less than Multimedia Designers as their salaries average out to $39K a year.

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Popular Skills for Multimedia Designer


Multimedia Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Flash Animation, HTML, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Product Photography, Adobe InDesign, and 3D Rendering. 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $42K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $51K. Multimedia Designers see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Multimedia Designers report making only $57K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,751

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

San Diego 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 Washington (+31 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), Denver (+12 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Multimedia Designer's salary, with Phoenix Multimedia Designers earning salaries that are 32 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (6 percent less) and Dallas (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Multimedia Designer

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
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HTML
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Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$48,000




3D Rendering
up arrow 4%

Product Photography
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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