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Sound Designer Salary

The average pay for a Sound Designer is $49,630 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.

$32,907 - $105,464
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$110K
MEDIAN: $49,630
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50%
90%

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$12.08 - $45.96
(Median)
$12
$20
$46
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,907 - $105,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$30,816 - $107,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$13.13 - $153.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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).
)
$30,816 - $107,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Experience Affects Sound Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 54%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 26%