Media Director Salary

A Media Director earns an average salary of $83,269 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Advertising, Strategic Planning, Strategic Marketing, and Media Management.

$39,062 - $148,056
$39K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,269
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$9.82 - $24.66
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$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$39,062 - $148,056  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $20,553  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $15,260  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$34,958 - $154,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$20.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$297.99 - $20,553  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $15,260  
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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$34,958 - $154,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

  • Create and implement media program(s).
  • Work with advertising and marketing departments to be sure the company's products or services are portrayed well and in the best possible medium.
  • Manage media department with supervision over media buyers and media planners.

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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

Pay by Experience for a Media Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $82,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Media Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 162 salaries. A 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 $98,000 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,276

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Key Stats for Media Director

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$82,000

▼47%

Skills That Affect Media Director Salaries

▲21%


Strategic Marketing
▲18%




National Average
$82,000


Microsoft Word
▼17%


Social Media Marketing
▼20%


▼44%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%