Media Manager Salary

Pay for Media Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. More than half of Media Managers (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Media Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,548 - $87,845
$39K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,064
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$10.30 - $28.91
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MEDIAN: $15.13
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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,548 - $87,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$34,815 - $93,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $44.70  
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 - $10,033  
   
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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$34,815 - $93,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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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Advancing into a Media Director role seems to be a popular career move for Media Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $73K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Media Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Online Marketing, Strategic Planning, Advertising, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 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. Those educated in Advertising tend to be well versed in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $53K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Media Managers make a median salary of $67K. Media Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,337

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

For Media Managers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Media Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+19 percent), New York (+14 percent), Miami (+11 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Atlanta (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Media Manager

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲15%

National Average
$58,000

Late-Career
▼6%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries

Online Marketing
▲16%


▲3%

Microsoft Word
▲3%



National Average
$58,000

Social Media Marketing
▼2%





Online Research
▼12%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▼17%

Video Editing
▼27%

Graphic Design
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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