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Media Manager Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (nearly two in five on average) of overall compensation for Media Managers, and the median take-home for this group lies near $54K. Final cash compensation to Media Managers varies from around $33K to approximately $87K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $20K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Media Managers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. More than half of Media Managers (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,463 - $83,552
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,128
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$10.21 - $26.18
(Median)
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$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,463 - $83,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,021  
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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$33,377 - $86,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $26.18  
   
Overtime
$14.39 - $48.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,021  
   
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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$33,377 - $86,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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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Many Media Managers move into a Media Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $71K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Survey results imply that Media Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Marketing Communications, Advertising, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Search Engine Marketing and Online Research. Most people familiar with Advertising also know Marketing Communications. A tool kit that includes Media Management also typically contains Strategic Planning, Marketing Communications, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

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


Media Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $60K on average. Media Managers see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $83K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Geographically speaking, the highest compensation can be found in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago — the three largest cities in the United States. Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando.

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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%


Advertising
up arrow 4%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Media Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$54,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 2%

Online Research
up arrow 5%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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