Associate Media Director Salary

Associate Media Directors in the United States pull down an average of $89K per year. Overall cash earnings for Associate Media Directors stretch from $63K on the lower end to $115K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women account for the majority of Associate Media Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$62,028 - $112,493

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$62,028 - $112,493  
$0.00 - $10,391  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $5,017  
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).
$62,724 - $115,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 317
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Associate Media Director

The duties performed by an associate media director vary by employer, but these professionals generally provide support to a media director in overseeing their company's communications efforts. Typical day-to-day responsibilities of an associate media director include developing strategies and tactics for selling products in the current market, seeking new business opportunities, and developing communications materials. They must also communicate with a variety of media agencies, direct and supervise subordinates, and communicate with clients and contractors as needed. Associate media directors help oversee media/communications materials released by their employer as well, ensuring they are free of typos and attractive to the target audience These professionals generally work in an office setting, although they may be required to travel to meet with clients. This position is generally full time and takes place during office hours, although overtime may be required to meet deadlines or attend events.


Associate Media Director Tasks

  • Conduct research to determine advertising trends and the best strategies for reaching the client’s target audience.
  • Direct and coordinate the work of project teams and ensure deadlines and quality standards are met.
  • Work with clients to plan and implement media strategies, propose project ideas, and keep clients up to date with project progress.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report advertising campaign impact and results, making changes when necessary.

Common Career Paths for Associate Media Director

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

As Associate Media Directors transition into upper-level roles like Media Director, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Media Directors will usually earn $71K.

Associate Media Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Associate Media Director

Survey takers who work as Associate Media Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Media Management, Strategic Planning, Search Engine Marketing, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Media / Public Relations. For most people, competency in Media Management indicates knowledge of Media / Public Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Media Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $92K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $91K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Associate Media Directors make a median salary of $89K. Associate Media Directors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $90K.

Pay Difference by Location

Associate Media Directors will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 9 percent. Associate Media Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+6 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Detroit and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Associate Media Director Salaries

up arrow 1%


National Average

Skills That Affect Associate Media Director Salaries

Media Management
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning

National Average

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 2%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.


62 %
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%