A little more than half of Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $30K to $127K per year, but median earnings come to around $70K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Work is enjoyable for Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills (64 percent) survey respondents are male.

$30,774 - $119,195
(Median)
$31K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,721
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90%

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$12.37 - $17.71
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,774 - $119,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,933  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$30,180 - $127,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.95  
   
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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$30,180 - $127,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $78K. Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $82K.

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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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