Media Manager Salary

Pay for Media Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Media Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Media Managers (61 percent) survey participants are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,796 - $87,869
$38K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,825
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$10.14 - $29.23
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$16
$29
MEDIAN: $16.35
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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
$37,796 - $87,869  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$34,992 - $93,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $29.23  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
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 - $10,000  
   
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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$34,992 - $93,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Online Marketing, Strategic Planning, Advertising, and Media Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 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 proficient in Advertising are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 $53K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. For Media Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $55K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,385

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

Media Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Media Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+20 percent), Houston (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Atlanta and Washington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Media Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

▲18%

▲16%

National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
▼7%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries

Online Marketing
▲14%


▲6%



Microsoft Word
▲1%

National Average
$59,000

Social Media Marketing
▼1%





Online Research
▼13%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▼15%

Video Editing
▼28%

Graphic Design
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
48%
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: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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