Multimedia Specialist Salary

Average Multimedia Specialists in the United States make around $47K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Multimedia Specialists (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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.

$32,382 - $72,291
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,674
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90%

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$12.72 - $29.38
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,382 - $72,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$30,957 - $70,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $29.38  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $49.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$30,957 - $70,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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


Multimedia Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Photography, Graphic Design, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 8 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Web Design and Apple Final Cut Pro. Most people familiar with Adobe Photoshop also know Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Multimedia Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. Multimedia Specialists bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Multimedia Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $52K.

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Experience Affects Multimedia Specialist Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Multimedia Specialist Salaries

Photography
up arrow 20%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Product Photography
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
0%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$45,000

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 1%


Web Design
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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