Media Manager Salary

Average Media Managers in the United States make around $55K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Media Managers can bottom out near $35K or peak near $89K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city 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. Though the majority of Media Managers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women make up the majority of Media Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,848 - $86,787
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$87K
MEDIAN: $55,478
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$10.16 - $29.52
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$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,848 - $86,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,014  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $14,795  
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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$34,853 - $89,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $47.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $14,795  
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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$34,853 - $89,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 often transition into Media Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Media Directors earn $72K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Media Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Microsoft Word, Advertising, and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Video Editing, Search Engine Marketing, and Online Research. For most people, competency in Advertising indicates knowledge of Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

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


Media Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $50K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $61K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Media Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,298

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

For Media Managers, busy Miami offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Media Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+18 percent), New York (+9 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), and Washington (+1 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Philadelphia and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%



National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries



Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Media Management
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$55,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Online Research
up arrow 7%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 16%

Video Editing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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