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Media Manager Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Media Managers comes from commissions — close to two-fifths on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $54K. Total incomes of Media Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $86K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Female Media Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,461 - $83,040
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,896
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50%
90%

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$10.24 - $26.07
(Median)
$10
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,461 - $83,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,031  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $19,727  
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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$33,248 - $86,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $26.07  
   
Overtime
$14.39 - $48.69  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $19,727  
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).
)
$33,248 - $86,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Media Manager

A media manager is responsible for overseeing interactions with the press and media at large and enhancing the effectiveness of press and publicity functions. They ensure the protection of their company's image and that it is presented in a consistent and coordinated manner, which includes gathering and disseminating information to the press and staff.

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Media Manager Tasks

  • Monitor market and media trends to keep advertising of brand ahead of the competition.
  • Execute media promotions strategies to promote a brand’s products or services.
  • Create a marketing message to increase customer recognition of a particular product or service brand.
  • Plan promotion schedules and ensure deadlines are met.

Common Career Paths for Media Manager


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Media Managers often transition into Media Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Media Directors earn $71K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Survey takers working as Media Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Marketing Communications, Advertising, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Online Research. Most people experienced in Advertising also know Marketing Communications. Most people familiar with Media Management also know Strategic Planning, Marketing Communications, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

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


Media Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $48K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $59K on average. Media Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $83K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Professionals in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York — the three largest American cities — enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. In Orlando, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 12%



Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Media Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$54,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%

Online Research
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%