The average pay for a Sound Designer is $51,806 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Sound Designer Total Pay (?
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$32,298 - $105,557
(Median)
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52K
77K
110K
MEDIAN: $51,806
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Sound Designer Total Pay (?
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$12.00 - $56.17
(Median)
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21
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56
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,298 - $105,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$27,767 - $111,531  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $56.17  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $195.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
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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$27,767 - $111,531  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Sound Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 56%
Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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