$45,638
Avg. Salary
$18.12
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,024

Bonus

$1,628

Profit Sharing

$10,174

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Digital Media Specialist is $18.12 per hour.

The average pay for a Digital Media Specialist is $45,638 per year.

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$12.72
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$18.12
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$25.87
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MEDIAN $18.12
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$32k
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$67k
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MEDIAN $45,638
$32,489 - $66,785
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MEDIAN: $45,638
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$0$66K
Salary $32,489 - $66,785
Bonus $302 - $7,446
Profit Sharing $490 - $6,787
Commission $515 - $44,601
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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$30,840 - $66,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,317
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.72 - $25.87
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $20.35 - $40.01
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $302 - $7,446
Commission $515 - $44,601
Profit Sharing $490 - $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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$30,840 - $66,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 431

Job Description for Digital Media Specialist

Digital media specialists are responsible for creating and managing digital-related projects for their organization. They are in charge of organizing digital resources for media campaigns and presenting their progress and initiatives to executives in other departments. They generate digital media that increases brand loyalty and collaborate with other professionals; they must be an excellent team player, but also work well independently. Additionally, digital media specialists must be problem solvers that are able to multitask effectively. They also manage functionality of interactive flash files, making sure they work as intended. They maintain web-related media and update existing resources as needed. Some of their major responsibilities include creating online ads, seasonal content, newsletters, and calendars. They also have a strong knowledge of advanced graphic design techniques and be able to produce media files that help advertise their company and increase sales. They must stay on top of current design trends as well.

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Digital Media Specialist Tasks
  • Develop and implement online marketing policies and projects.
  • Capture and track public sentiment and interests around the industry or product.
  • Improve search engine optimization and general discovery of content by target groups.
  • Analyze and report on web traffic, analytics, and engagement.

Digital Media Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$45K

$40,215

Common Career Paths for Digital Media Specialist


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Digital Media Specialists might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Digital Marketing Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $64K per year.

Digital Media Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Digital Media Specialist


Digital Media Specialists seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Online Marketing, Microsoft Excel, and Web Analytics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Most people familiar with Graphic Design also know Social Media Marketing. For most people, competency in Adobe Photoshop indicates knowledge of Video Editing and Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Digital Media Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Digital Media Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Digital Media Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 712 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Digital Media Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Digital Media Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 101 salaries. A Digital Media Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

31%

16%

14%

8%

5%

2%

-7%

National Average: $44,273

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Digital Media Specialists, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Digital Media Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), Washington (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Kansas City is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (6 percent less) and Houston (3 percent less).

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Key Stats for Digital Media Specialist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 321 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Digital Media Specialist Salaries

▲33%

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$44,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Digital Media Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 321 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%