Pay for Media Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Media Managers. The majority of Media Managers (61 percent) who took the survey are female.

$37,758 - $87,807
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,735
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90%

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$10.07 - $29.36
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$15
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,758 - $87,807  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$35,082 - $92,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$25.35  
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 - $9,863  
   
Commission
$14,248  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$35,082 - $92,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Media Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $73K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Online Marketing, Advertising, and Microsoft Word 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 Online Research also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Advertising also tend to know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $67K. On average, Media Managers make $67K following one to two decades on the job. Media Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,156

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

With a pay rate for Media Managers that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Media Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+20 percent), Houston (+17 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles. Workers in Orlando and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries



National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
up arrow 7%


Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries


Online Marketing
up arrow 12%


Media Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

Social Media Marketing
0%

National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%




Online Research
up arrow 13%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 13%

Video Editing
up arrow 26%

Graphic Design
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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