Sound Designer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Sound Designer is $51,296 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Sound Designer Total Pay (?
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$31,711 - $106,921
(Median)
32K
51K
77K
110K
MEDIAN: $51,295
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Sound Designer Total Pay (?
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$12.13 - $55.00
(Median)
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20
32
55
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,711 - $106,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$28,909 - $112,076  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$17.81 - $193.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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).
)
$28,909 - $112,076  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$51,000
Austin
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Sound Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 50%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%
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