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 $38K to $151K per year, but median earnings come to around $97K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Most Media Directors with Advertising skills report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Media Directors with Advertising skills who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,866 - $147,600
MEDIAN: $96,612

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$39,866 - $147,600  
$339.35 - $20,259  
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$38,479 - $151,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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

In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $48K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $101K. Media Directors with Advertising skills see a median salary of $105K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $96K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


65 %
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%