Mid-Career Media Director Salary

An average Mid-Career Media Director can expect to take home roughly $77K per year. Women make up a slight majority of Mid-Career Media Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,313 - $125,252
MEDIAN: $77,129

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National Salary Data (?
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$37,313 - $125,252  
$0.00 - $20,019  
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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).
$34,919 - $129,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,448

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Folks in search of above-average pay will head to one of the three largest American cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles boast higher pay rates than the national average for this field.

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Skills That Affect Media Director Salaries

up arrow 22%

Strategic Planning
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Media Management
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Marketing Communications
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Media / Public Relations
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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Video Editing
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Adobe After Effects
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


53 %
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%