Media Specialist Salary

Median pay for Media Specialists in the United States is around $46K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Media Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,200 - $66,515
$32K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,344
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50%
90%

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$9.55 - $27.27
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$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.28
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$0$66K
Salary $32,200 - $66,515
Bonus $200.67 - $10,304
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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$29,035 - $64,684
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $9.55 - $27.27
Overtime $16.48 - $39.58
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $200.67 - $10,304
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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$29,035 - $64,684
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for Media Specialist

Media specialists create audio, video, and other media content for their organization; this may include 2-D and 3-D computer graphics and animation, photography, and film/video productions. Media specialists are most commonly employed in the advertising and entertainment industries, and their job responsibilities may vary slightly depending on the employer.

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Media Specialist Tasks

  • Coordinate media campaign.
  • Design and distribute multimedia content to promote brand's product or services.
  • Evaluate media effectiveness by tracking and analyzing key metrics.
  • Collaborate with other teams to align marketing and product efforts.

Common Career Paths for Media Specialist


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Many Media Specialists move into a School Library Media Specialist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. School Library Media Specialists on average bring in a similar salary to Media Specialists.

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Popular Skills for Media Specialist


Media Specialists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Hardware, Information Technology Support, Web Content Management, and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Adobe Photoshop. Those familiar with Media / Public Relations also tend to know Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design. The majority of those who know Video Editing also know Graphic Design and Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Media Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $42,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Media Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 51 salaries. A 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 $56,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Media Specialist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Media Specialist Salaries

▲29%

▲4%

National Average
$43,000

▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Media Specialist Salaries

Audiovisual Hardware
▲14%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲4%

Web Content Management
▲3%

National Average
$43,000

Web Design
▼2%






Adobe Photoshop
▼18%

Adobe InDesign
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%