Media Manager Salary

Earnings for Media Managers in the United States come in at around $55K annually on average. In the world of Media Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $89K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $15K, respectively. Career length 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. Women account for the majority of Media Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$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 (?
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 - $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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Video Editing, Search Engine Marketing, and Online Research. Most people familiar with Advertising also know 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. Media Managers bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,298

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

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Media Managers in Miami receive some of the highest pay in the country. Media Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like 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. Workers in Philadelphia and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 5 percent less, 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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