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Media Manager Salary

The median total income of Media Managers is around $53K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (close to two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash compensation to Media Managers bottoms out near $33K and approaches $86K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Media Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$34,700 - $82,772
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,539
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$10.19 - $26.36
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$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
$34,700 - $82,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $19,727  
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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$33,137 - $85,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $26.36  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $19,727  
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).
)
$33,137 - $85,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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.

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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, Social Media Marketing, Microsoft Office, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $48K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $58K. Media Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $83K.

Pay Difference by Location


Media Managers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Media Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent) and Washington (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando.

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Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%



National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Media Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$53,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Online Research
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%