Media Director with Advertising Skills Salary

Media Directors with Advertising skills tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $43K to $156K per year, median earnings come to $92K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Media Directors with Advertising skills can bottom out near $43K or peak near $156K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Media Directors with Advertising skills. There are more female Media Directors with Advertising skills who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,450 - $151,314
MEDIAN: $92,380

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$42,450 - $151,314  
$0.00 - $20,567  
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).
$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.

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $92K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $104K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $97K.

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Job Satisfaction

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


62 %
38 %

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