Associate Media Director Salary

Earnings for Associate Media Directors in the United States come in at around $93K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. The majority of Associate Media Directors (68 percent) who took the survey are female. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,731 - $115,393
$73K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,287
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$72,731 - $115,393  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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$73,447 - $118,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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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 17 percent. Those proficient in Media Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Media / Public Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Media Director

Pay by Experience for an Associate Media Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Media Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Media Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Associate Media Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 76 salaries. An Associate Media Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,359

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

With a pay rate for Associate Media Directors that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Associate Media Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), New York (+3 percent), and Framingham (+1 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Associate Media Directors in Washington earning a whopping 55 percent below the national average. Dallas and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 20 percent lower and 13 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 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Associate Media Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$94,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Associate Media Director Salaries

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▲17%

Project Management
▲13%


Online Marketing
▲8%




National Average
$94,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 5%
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