Associate Media Director Salary

Pay for Associate Media Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $90K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Associate Media Directors spread between $63K and $115K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Associate Media Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The majority of Associate Media Directors (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,768 - $111,842
MEDIAN: $89,556

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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.
$62,768 - $111,842  
$0.00 - $14,544  
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).
$63,438 - $114,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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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.

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As Associate Media Directors make advancements to positions like Media Director, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Media Directors make $72K.

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Popular Skills for

Professional skills reported by Associate Media Directors are few in number. 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 pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations. Those educated in Media Management tend to be well versed in Media / Public Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $92K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $91K. For Associate Media Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $90K.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Associate Media Directors, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above the national average. Associate Media Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+7 percent) and Boston (+3 percent). In Detroit, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (7 percent less) and Denver (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Salaries



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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
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Media / Public Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 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: 73% employee benefits None: 7%