Media Manager Salary

Media Managers in the United States pull down an average of $60K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Media Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Most Media Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$39,463 - $88,665
$39K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $60,363
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50%
90%

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$11.84 - $29.70
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,463 - $88,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,391  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Commission
$14,248  
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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$35,212 - $95,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $29.70  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
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 - $10,391  
   
Commission
$14,248  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$35,212 - $95,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Media Manager


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Many Media Managers move into a Media Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $73K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Survey results imply that Media Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Online Marketing, Strategic Planning, Advertising, and Media Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Graphic Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Video Editing and Search Engine Marketing also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Advertising also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

Pay by Experience for a Media Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 144 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Media Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 45 salaries. A Media Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,991

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Media Managers in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Media Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), Houston (+16 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (13 percent lower) and Washington (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Media Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲14%

National Average
$60,000

Late-Career
▼8%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries

Online Marketing
▲13%


▲5%



Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Social Media Marketing
▼2%





Online Research
▼14%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▼16%

Video Editing
▼28%

Graphic Design
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 16%
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