Media Directors with Marketing Communications skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $79K annually, but may range from $34K to $136K per year. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Media Directors with Marketing Communications skills (67 percent) who took the survey are women. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,374 - $131,903
MEDIAN: $78,906

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$34,374 - $131,903  
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$33,602 - $135,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $96K. For Media Directors with Marketing Communications skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $62K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


67 %
33 %

Years of Experience

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5-9 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 19%