Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letters
Career Articles

Multimedia Specialist Average Salary in United States 2021

How much money does a Multimedia Specialist make in United States?

Average Yearly Salary
54,000 USD
( 4,500 USD monthly)


A person working as a Multimedia Specialist in United States typically earns around 54,000 USD per year. Salaries range from 24,900 USD (lowest) to 85,900 USD (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Multimedia Specialist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Multimedia Specialist Salary Distribution in United States

Median and salary distribution yearly United States Multimedia Specialist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/advertising-grapic-design-events/multimedia-specialist/median-and-salary-distribution-yearly-united-states-multimedia-specialist.jpg

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Multimedia Specialist salaries in United States range from 24,900 USD per year (minimum salary) to 85,900 USD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 58,300 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Multimedia Specialist(s) are earning less than 58,300 USD while the other half are earning more than 58,300 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Multimedia Specialist(s) are earning less than 37,400 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 37,400 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Multimedia Specialist(s) are earning less than 77,900 USD while 25% are earning more than 77,900 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Multimedia Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience yearly United States Multimedia Specialist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/advertising-grapic-design-events/multimedia-specialist/salary-comparison-by-years-of-experience-yearly-united-states-multimedia-specialist.jpg

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Multimedia Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Multimedia Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 28,200 USD per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 37,700 USD per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 55,700 USD per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Multimedia Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 67,900 USD per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 74,000 USD per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 80,100 USD per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Multimedia Specialist average salary change by experience in United States

0 - 2 Years
28,200 USD
2 - 5 Years+34%
37,700 USD
5 - 10 Years+48%
55,700 USD
10 - 15 Years+22%
67,900 USD
15 - 20 Years+9%
74,000 USD
20+ Years+8%
80,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

Multimedia Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Multimedia Specialist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level yearly United States Multimedia Specialist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/advertising-grapic-design-events/multimedia-specialist/salary-comparison-by-education-level-yearly-united-states-multimedia-specialist.jpg

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Multimedia Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Multimedia Specialist is 34,600 USD per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 40,700 USD per year, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 59,000 USD per year, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 77,400 USD per year, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Multimedia Specialist average salary difference by education level in United States

High School
34,600 USD
Certificate or Diploma+18%
40,700 USD
Bachelor's Degree+45%
59,000 USD
Master's Degree+31%
77,400 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United States costs anywhere from 39,500 US Dollar(s) to 118,000 US Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

Multimedia Specialist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly United States Multimedia Specialist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/advertising-grapic-design-events/multimedia-specialist/salary-comparison-by-gender-yearly-united-states-multimedia-specialist.jpg

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Multimedia Specialist employees in United States earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

55,700 USD
52,400 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United States for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly United States
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/salary-comparison-by-gender-yearly-united-states.jpg

Multimedia Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United States

How much are annual salary increments in United States for Multimedia Specialist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Multimedia Specialist

Multimedia Specialist(s) in United States are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United States Multimedia Specialist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/advertising-grapic-design-events/multimedia-specialist/annual-salary-increment-rate-united-states-multimedia-specialist.jpg

The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

United States / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in United States is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United States for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Multimedia Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in United States

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United States Multimedia Specialist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/advertising-grapic-design-events/multimedia-specialist/annual-salary-bonus-rate-united-states-multimedia-specialist.jpg

A Multimedia Specialist is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Multimedia Specialist Average Hourly Wage in United States

26 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States is 26 USD. This means that the average Multimedia Specialist in United States earns approximately 26 USD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Multimedia Specialist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Multimedia Specialist and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events yearly United States
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/united-states/advertising-grapic-design-events/multimedia-specialist/salary-comparison-between-multimedia-specialist-and-advertising-grapic-design-events-yearly-united-states.jpg

The average salary for Multimedia Specialist is 40% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive103,000 USD+91%
Advertising Account Manager115,000 USD+110%
Advertising Account Planner58,700 USD+9%
Advertising Coordinator72,700 USD+35%
Advertising Manager151,000 USD+180%
Advertising Operations Manager160,000 USD+200%
Advertising Strategic Planner103,000 USD+91%
Advertising Team Leader91,400 USD+69%
Animator71,800 USD+33%
Art Director92,000 USD+70%
Artist75,600 USD+40%
Artworker56,600 USD+5%
Assistant Art Director74,700 USD+38%
Audiosual Technician55,300 USD+2%
Broadcast Administrator102,000 USD+89%
Catering Sales64,300 USD+19%
Catering Trainer69,700 USD+29%
Commercial and Industrial Designer59,300 USD+10%
Conference Organiser71,100 USD+32%
Content and Media Production Lead109,000 USD+100%
CopyWriter67,500 USD+25%
Creative Designer73,700 USD+36%
Creative Director92,300 USD+71%
Designer 53,200 USD-2%
Desktop Publisher48,300 USD-11%
Director of Graphic Design90,700 USD+68%
Events and Promotions Manager160,000 USD+200%
Exhibit Display Coordinator70,400 USD+30%
Exhibit Display Manager96,600 USD+79%
Finisher47,700 USD-12%
Graphic Artist59,500 USD+10%
Graphic Designer61,400 USD+14%
Graphics Design Supervisor85,200 USD+58%
Imagery Analyst58,000 USD+7%
Imaging Technologist54,000 USD-0%
Interaction Designer46,700 USD-14%
Media Planner82,800 USD+53%
Media Production Coordinator69,200 USD+28%
Media Production Manager128,000 USD+140%
Media Project Manager132,000 USD+140%
Media Relations Representative106,000 USD+96%
Media Sales Executive126,000 USD+130%
Multimedia Specialist54,000 USD-0%
Photographer51,900 USD-4%
PPC Campaign Manager94,800 USD+75%
Print Production Manager105,000 USD+94%
Product and Brand Manager156,000 USD+190%
Sales Promotion Manager153,000 USD+180%
Sketch Artist64,400 USD+19%
Social Media Executive118,000 USD+120%
Technical Typist42,300 USD-22%
User Experience UX Designer67,800 USD+25%
UX Designer59,900 USD+11%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta51,800 USD
Austin58,900 USD
Baltimore56,200 USD
Boston57,000 USD
Bristol46,500 USD
Chicago68,300 USD
Cincinnati49,400 USD
Cleveland49,700 USD
Dallas64,500 USD
Denver61,700 USD
Detroit55,300 USD
Honolulu46,400 USD
Houston63,700 USD
Indianapolis60,700 USD
Iowa City44,100 USD
Jacksonville60,600 USD
Kansas City52,900 USD
Kent48,000 USD
Las Vegas54,200 USD
Long Beach53,100 USD
Los Angeles69,400 USD
Memphis57,700 USD
Miami53,200 USD
Minneapolis53,500 USD
New Orleans49,800 USD
New York68,100 USD
Oakland53,400 USD
Oklahoma City58,700 USD
Orlando47,800 USD
Philadelphia65,000 USD
Phoenix67,400 USD
Sacramento53,300 USD
San Antonio63,900 USD
San Diego61,300 USD
San Francisco62,000 USD
San Jose62,000 USD
Seattle58,200 USD
Tampa51,700 USD
Vancouver45,400 USD
Washington D.C.56,200 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama59,300 USD
Alaska48,200 USD
Arizona59,000 USD
Arkansas56,200 USD
California65,900 USD
Colorado55,300 USD
Connecticut55,300 USD
Delaware52,800 USD
District of Columbia48,000 USD
Florida61,500 USD
Georgia62,100 USD
Hawaii54,600 USD
Idaho50,800 USD
Illinois61,700 USD
Indiana60,600 USD
Iowa57,600 USD
Kansas53,600 USD
Kentucky56,800 USD
Louisiana58,400 USD
Maine50,000 USD
Maryland58,100 USD
Massachusetts59,800 USD
Michigan63,800 USD
Minnesota56,100 USD
Mississippi54,400 USD
Missouri59,900 USD
Montana49,300 USD
Nebraska52,400 USD
Nevada55,000 USD
New Hampshire54,200 USD
New Jersey58,600 USD
New Mexico53,600 USD
New York64,300 USD
North Carolina58,200 USD
North Dakota48,900 USD
Ohio62,100 USD
Oklahoma58,100 USD
Oregon54,000 USD
Pennsylvania61,700 USD
Rhode Island52,000 USD
South Carolina59,900 USD
South Dakota49,800 USD
Tennessee59,600 USD
Texas65,400 USD
Utah51,600 USD
Vermont49,300 USD
Virginia61,500 USD
Washington62,600 USD
West Virginia51,800 USD
Wisconsin58,300 USD
Wyoming50,700 USD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United States earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
92,400 USD
Public Sector+5%
97,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2021