Multimedia Specialist Salary
An average Multimedia Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Multimedia Specialists (64 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Multimedia Specialist
Multimedia specialists use creativity and technological skills to design a wide range of projects for audiences and target-markets. These projects range from web pages and videos to virtual gaming and much more.Read More...
Multimedia specialists must not only be innovative and able to devise original ideas, but also be able to bring these ideas to life. They must be able to work well with others to develop these ideas, as well as meet with clients to sign on new projects. They are also involved in making technological advances and using a variety of computer programs, such as Photoshop. Multimedia specialists can expect to work long hours, which can vary depending on the employer and how quickly deadlines can be met. It is not necessarily uncommon to struggle to meet deadlines or work with clients who may be difficult, unreasonable, or have bizarre requests.
While a bachelor's degree is generally required for this position, applicants with exceptional skills, knowledge, and a portfolio may also enjoy employment opportunities. Multimedia specialists must be able to handle multiple clients and remain patient when working with them, and clients may range from engineering firms and advertising agencies to simple retailers and local companies. Those in this position generally work indoors and on computers during traditional business hours.
Multimedia Specialist Tasks
- Author presentations and videos using audio, video, photography, graphics and text.
- Support staff through technology and resolve technical problems.
- Consult with subject matter experts to verify content and its presentation.
- Capture, edit and integrate video, audio, images and text.
- Maintain, update and improve multimedia content and delivery mechanisms.
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Popular Skills for Multimedia Specialist
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Videography, Photography, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 18 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Product Photography as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Web Design and Social Media Marketing also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled in Apple Final Cut Pro.
Pay by Experience Level for Multimedia Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Multimedia Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. Multimedia Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.