Multimedia Designer Salary

Multimedia Designers in the United States can expect wages of $49K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Multimedia Designers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,527 - $75,621
$33K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,274
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50%
90%

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$14.31 - $29.64
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.45
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$0$75K
Salary $32,527 - $75,621
Bonus $500 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$31,447 - $74,337
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 212
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $14.31 - $29.64
Overtime $23.17 - $34.50
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $500 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$31,447 - $74,337
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

Job Description for Multimedia Designer

Multimedia designers are responsible for creating multimedia presentations and tools to educate and/or promote their company's brands, products, and services. They must meet with individuals within their company (and/or clients) to discuss needs, create a draft of the multimedia product, and produce the final work. These professionals may edit video footage into an attractive package; they may also be in charge of web design, including landing pages, for the company. Additionally, multimedia designers may create print products such as infographics, reports, and case studies. These designers must keep up with new techniques and programs as they emerge, integrating relevant tools and skills into their day-to-day work.

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Multimedia Designer Tasks

  • Act as expert and mentor in digital design internally and with clients.
  • Partner with technical and creative sides to construct and deliver high quality products.
  • Participate in development, design, and revision of design solutions.

Common Career Paths for Multimedia Designer


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Many Multimedia Designers transition into upper-level Senior Graphic Designer positions. Senior Graphic Designers earn a median of $54K per year.

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Popular Skills for Multimedia Designer


Multimedia Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Flash Animation, HTML, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Product Photography. Most people familiar with Adobe Photoshop also know Video Editing and Web Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Multimedia Designer

Pay by Experience for a Multimedia Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Multimedia Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Multimedia 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 87 salaries. An experienced Multimedia Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 69 salaries. A Multimedia Designer 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 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,889

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

For Multimedia Designers, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Multimedia Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+32 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Phoenix Multimedia Designers have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Minneapolis and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Multimedia Designer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Multimedia Designer Salaries

▲33%

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$48,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Multimedia Designer Salaries

Flash Animation
▲38%


HTML
▲4%


▲3%


Adobe Photoshop
▲1%

National Average
$48,000


▼4%


3D Rendering
▼4%

Product Photography
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 21%