Media Director with Advertising Skills Salary

With nearly two in three of Media Directors with Advertising skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Media Directors with Advertising skills is $92K annually and can range from $43K on the lower end to $156K per year near the higher end. In the world of Media Directors with Advertising skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $21K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $43K and $156K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Media Directors with Advertising skills (62 percent) who took the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,450 - $151,314
(Median)
$42K
$92K
$150K
MEDIAN: $92,380
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Salary
$42,450 - $151,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,567  
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $15,101  
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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$42,625 - $155,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $92K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $104K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $97K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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