Media Director Salary with Media / Public Relations skills

A little more than half of Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $29K to $139K per year, and the average comes out to $65K per year. Male Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,081 - $133,938
MEDIAN: $64,763

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$31,081 - $133,938  
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$28,701 - $139,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $88K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%