Media Production Manager Salary

Pay for Media Production Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $52K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Media Production Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Media Production Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,213 - $80,993
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $51,810
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$9.89 - $38.97
(Median)
$9
$17
$39
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,213 - $80,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$31,220 - $82,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $38.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.22  
Overtime
$13.96 - $55.15  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$31,220 - $82,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Media Production Manager

Production managers are responsible for producing various forms of media. Their duties include capturing, directing, and editing media, as well as operating and maintaining computers and other equipment. They also prepare set design and locations, set up and position equipment for production, research and purchase equipment, and oversee production facilities. In all tasks, they must ensure the working environment is safe. While this position is mainly mental, there are physical aspects such as long periods of standing and carrying equipment. They work with cameras, lights, props, and computers and computer software.

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Media Production Manager Tasks

  • Oversee studio, technical, and promotions aspects of media.
  • Manage advertising writing and videos, including obtaining approval and ensuring fit to brand image.
  • Coordinate and supervise media production activities, schedule, and budgets.

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Popular Skills for Media Production Manager


Survey results imply that Media Production Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Apple OS X, Audiovisual Systems, Graphic Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Video Editing, Adobe Photoshop, and Project Management. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Production Manager

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


Media Production Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. Media Production Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%



National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries


Audiovisual Systems
up arrow 7%

National Average
$51,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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