Sound Designer Salary

The average pay for a Sound Designer is $49,582 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$31,315 - $93,909
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$94K
MEDIAN: $49,582
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90%

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$12.82 - $40.55
(Median)
$13
$19
$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$31,315 - $93,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
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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$30,782 - $95,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $64.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
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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$30,782 - $95,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for Sound Designer

Sound designers work on a variety of production teams in a range of outlets, including movies, television shows, video games, and more. They are generally responsible for sound production and editing, which includes creating and mixing and creating sounds to achieve desired effects. These designers may work independently or on teams with other designers, but almost always coordinate with other departments and directors involved in projects. Sound designers may work project-by-project as independent contractors or for established companies. Their hours may vary depending on their employers' needs; they generally work indoors and may work during regular business hours.

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Experience Affects Sound Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 26%
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