Media Manager Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $54K, approximately two in five of overall earnings for Media Managers arrives through commissions. Total cash compensation to Media Managers approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $86K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Media Managers (65 percent) who took the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,811 - $83,207

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$10.39 - $25.78

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,811 - $83,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,889  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $19,866  
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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$33,976 - $86,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $25.78  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $47.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $19,866  
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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$33,976 - $86,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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


Media Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Social Media Marketing, Advertising, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Search Engine Marketing and Online Research. For most people, competency in Advertising indicates knowledge of Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

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


For many Media Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Media Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $83K.

Pay Difference by Location


The three largest American cities — Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago — all offer salaries higher than the national average for Media Managers. Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando.

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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries


Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Media Management
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Online Research
up arrow 5%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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