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Media Director Salary (United States)

A Media Director earns an average salary of $79,284 per year. A skill in Advertising is associated with high pay for this job.
Media Director Salary (?
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$35,212 - $139,206
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MEDIAN: $79,283
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Media Director Salary (?
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$11.07 - $45.62
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,212 - $139,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,618  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $15,351  
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).
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$32,255 - $148,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$7.32 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,618  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $15,351  
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).
)
$32,255 - $148,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Media Director

By necessity, many large organizations must be able to communicate with the public. There are many reasons for this, and many ways in which it is done. One of the most common ways in which the organization proactively communicates a message to the general public is through mass media, and these organizations often employ a media director to coordinate these efforts. The media director is responsible for taking the intended message of the organization and making it accessible to the average person through the use of mass communication.
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Media Director Tasks
  • Manage media department with supervision over media buyers and media planners.
  • Work with advertising and marketing departments to be sure the company's products or services are portrayed well and in the best possible medium.
  • Create and implement media program(s).

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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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

Pay Difference By Location

up arrow 74%
Seattle
up arrow 64%
Detroit
up arrow 41%
Dallas
up arrow 40%
Chicago
up arrow 37%
Los Angeles
up arrow 34%
Minneapolis
up arrow 22%
San Francisco
up arrow 18%
San Diego
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Washington
up arrow 4%
Houston
up arrow 1%
National Average
$78,000
Denver
up arrow 12%
Orlando
up arrow 24%
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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Skills That Affect Media Director Salaries

Media Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$78,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 49%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%