Just below two-thirds of Media Directors with Advertising skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $147K per year, but median earnings come to around $97K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Media Directors with Advertising skills (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most Media Directors with Advertising skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,547 - $142,708
$41K
$97K
$140K
MEDIAN: $96,943
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Salary
$40,547 - $142,708  
   
Bonus
$354.79 - $20,175  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$39,193 - $146,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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


Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $104K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Media Directors with Advertising skills make a median salary of $104K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $95K.

Key Stats for Media Director

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
23%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$98,000

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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