Media Director Salary with Advertising skills

The majority of Media Directors with Advertising skills — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $42K to $154K per year, and the median is $93K per year. Overall cash earnings for Media Directors with Advertising skills stretch from $42K on the lower end to $154K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $21K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Media Directors with Advertising skills (61 percent) who took the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,450 - $147,684
MEDIAN: $92,795

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$42,450 - $147,684  
$0.00 - $20,841  
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $15,101  
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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).
$41,632 - $153,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $91K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $102K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Media Directors with Advertising skills report making only $97K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%