Media Manager Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Media Managers comes from commissions — nearly two in five on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $54K. In the world of Media Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $33K and $87K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $20K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Media Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Most Media Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average.

$35,377 - $83,930
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,822
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$11.00 - $25.72
(Median)
$11
$18
$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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,377 - $83,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,097  
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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$33,412 - $87,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $25.72  
   
Overtime
$14.58 - $47.25  
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 - $8,097  
   
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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$33,412 - $87,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 who move on to become Media Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Media Directors get paid an average of $71K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Media Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Advertising, Marketing Communications, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Search Engine Marketing and Online Research. Those proficient in Advertising are, more often than not, also skilled in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $49K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $60K. For Media Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $83K.

Pay Difference by Location


The three biggest American cities also offer the biggest paychecks — professionals in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York earn more on average than Media Managers in the rest of the country. The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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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%


Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Media Management
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$54,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

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 70 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

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