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.

$33,459 - $71,888
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,914
10%
50%
90%

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$13.60 - $26.25
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,459 - $71,888  
   
Bonus
$295.02 - $7,096  
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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$31,466 - $69,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $26.25  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $47.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$295.02 - $7,096  
   
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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$31,466 - $69,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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.

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Multimedia Specialist Tasks

  • Capture, edit and integrate video, audio, images and text.
  • Maintain, update and improve multimedia content and delivery mechanisms.
  • Consult with subject matter experts to verify content and its presentation.
  • Author presentations and videos using audio, video, photography, graphics and text.
  • Support staff through technology and resolve technical problems.

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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.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Specialist Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Specialist Salaries

Videography
up arrow 36%

Photography
up arrow 18%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
0%

Apple Final Cut Pro
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$48,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 16%

Web Design
up arrow 22%

Product Photography
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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