Media Director with Media / Public Relations Skills Salary

Roughly one-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 $144K per year, but median earnings come to around $62K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Men working as Media Directors with Media / Public Relations skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent.

$29,970 - $136,411
MEDIAN: $61,536

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$29,970 - $136,411  
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$29,674 - $143,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

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

The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $53K.

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Experience Affects Media Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


48 %
52 %

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: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 23%