Sound Designer Salary

The average pay for a Sound Designer is $50,346 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$31,073 - $90,000
$31K
$51K
$90K
MEDIAN: $50,513
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50%
90%

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$10.17 - $50.87
$10
$24
$51
MEDIAN: $24.30
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$0$100K
Salary $31,073 - $90,000
Bonus $993 - $24,468
Total Pay (?
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$28,850 - $100,031
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $10.17 - $50.87
Overtime $25.96
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $993 - $24,468
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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$28,850 - $100,031
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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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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Sound Designer Tasks

  • Compose, record, mix, and implement music and sound effects.
  • Use professional audio editing tools to record, edit, synchronize, and master audio.

Sound Designer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Sound Designer

Pay by Experience for a Sound Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Sound Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sound Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Sound Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 22 salaries. A Sound Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Sound Designer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Sound Designer Salaries

Late-Career
▲93%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 33%
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