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Entry-Level Media Director Salary

Entry-Level Media Directors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K per year. Most Entry-Level Media Directors survey respondents are men (73 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,243 - $77,951
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$78K
MEDIAN: $41,252
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90%

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$10.93 - $18.12
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,243 - $77,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$25,899 - $73,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $18.12  
   
Overtime
$15.87 - $23.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
)
$25,899 - $73,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Media Director Salaries

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 31%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 14%

Advertising
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

Media Management
up arrow 5%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$39,000

Video Editing
up arrow 8%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 38%
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