Sound Designer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Sound Designer is $54,267 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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$33,760 - $107,977
(Median)
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44K
54K
78K
110K
MEDIAN: $54,266
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Sound Designer Total Pay (?
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$12.13 - $55.00
(Median)
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22
38
55
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,760 - $107,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$29,575 - $113,099  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$17.87 - $153.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$29,575 - $113,099  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Pay by Experience Level for Sound Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$52,000
Austin
up arrow 4%
Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
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Experience Affects Sound Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 50%
Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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