Associate Media Director Salary

Pay for Associate Media Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $94K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the majority of Associate Media Directors (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,584 - $115,685
$73K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,567
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$72,584 - $115,685  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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$73,627 - $117,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182

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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.

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Associate Media Director Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Associate Media Director


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Compensation may take a strong hit for Associate Media Directors who move to positions like Media Director. Media Directors usually make $73K.

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Popular Skills for Associate Media Director


Survey results suggest that Associate Media Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Search Engine Marketing, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, and Online Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 16 percent. 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.


For many Associate Media Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $89K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $96K. For Associate Media Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. As Associate Media Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,811

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

For Associate Media Directors, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Associate Media Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+8 percent) and New York (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Detroit, 11 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Philadelphia (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Associate Media Director

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Associate Media Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Associate Media Director Salaries

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▲16%

Social Media Marketing
▲12%

Project Management
▲12%

Online Marketing
▲7%



Media / Public Relations
▲2%

National Average
$95,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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