Media Director Salary with Advertising skills

More than two-thirds of Media Directors with Advertising skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $40K to $155K per year, but median earnings come to around $91K annually. Cash earnings for Media Directors with Advertising skills — including $21K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $155K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Media Directors with Advertising skills survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,023 - $147,587
MEDIAN: $90,732

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$42,023 - $147,587  
$0.00 - $20,698  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $15,280  
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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).
$40,450 - $155,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director with Advertising skills

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

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $101K on average. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $95K.

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Experience Affects Media Director with Advertising skills Salaries

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National Average

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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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%