Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Sound Designer is $75,000
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sound Designers?
An early career Sound Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,045 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Sound Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 8 salaries.
What Do Sound Designers Do?
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 …Read more
- Compose, record, mix, and implement music and sound effects.
- Use professional audio editing tools to record, edit, synchronize, and master audio.