Media Production Manager Salary

Media Production Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $53K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Media Production Managers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,578 - $83,390
$32K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,201
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$11.56 - $53.50
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$53
MEDIAN: $18.79
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$0$86K
Salary $31,578 - $83,390
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $7,000
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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$30,712 - $86,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 211
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $11.56 - $53.50
Overtime $32.24
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$30,712 - $86,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Media Production Manager


Media Production Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Audio Visual Equipment Use, Audiovisual Systems, Adobe After Effects, and Apple OS X are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Production Manager

Pay by Experience for a Media Production Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Production Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Production Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Media Production Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 64 salaries. A Media Production Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,919

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Media Production Managers, 56 percent above the national average. Media Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+35 percent), New York (+32 percent), Chicago (+29 percent), and Denver (+27 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 27 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Houston (19 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Media Production Manager?

Media Production Manager in Plantation:
"Supervised and facilitated the production of marketing video."
Pros: Creative control.
Cons: Workload, pay.

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Key Stats for Media Production Manager

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries

▲33%

▲21%

▲10%

National Average
$52,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▲9%

Audiovisual Systems
▲5%

Adobe After Effects
▲2%

▲1%


Project Management
▼0%


National Average
$52,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 17%
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