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Media Production Manager Salary

The average Media Production Manager in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Media Production Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$32,756 - $78,746
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MEDIAN: $51,576
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$9.82 - $30.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,756 - $78,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$1,977 - $4,000  
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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$31,283 - $78,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $52.85  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,977 - $4,000  
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).
)
$31,283 - $78,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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


Typical Media Production Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Apple OS X, Project Management, Graphic Design, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Video Editing. The majority of those who know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries

Apple OS X
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%