Media Manager Salary

Commissions form a big slice (about two-fifths) of total compensation for Media Managers. The median income in this area hovers around $54K. Final cash compensation to Media Managers varies from around $34K to approximately $87K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $20K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Media Managers (65 percent) who took the survey are women. Most Media Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average.

$35,575 - $83,574
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,331
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$10.39 - $25.78
(Median)
$10
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$35,575 - $83,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,032  
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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$33,790 - $86,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 304
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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $25.78  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $47.57  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,032  
   
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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$33,790 - $86,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 $72K 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, Social Media Marketing, Advertising, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Search Engine Marketing and Online Research. 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.


For many Media Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $60K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Media Managers make a median salary of $62K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $84K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago — America's three largest cities — boast salaries well above the national rate for Media Managers. Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries


Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%


Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Media Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Online Research
up arrow 5%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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