Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $70K per year on average but can range from $30K to $115K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Roughly one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,599 - $111,046
$31K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,721
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50%
90%

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$9.86 - $17.59
$16
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,599 - $111,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,933  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$29,580 - $115,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.99  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$29,580 - $115,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $81K. For Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $64K.

Key Stats for Media Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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