Media Production Manager Salary

Average Media Production Managers in the United States make around $53K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Media Production Managers. Media Production Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,338 - $80,748
(Median)
$33K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,730
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$10.21 - $30.64
(Median)
$10
$16
$31
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,338 - $80,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,000  
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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$31,007 - $80,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $52.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,000  
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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$31,007 - $80,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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


Media Production Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Systems, Apple OS X, Project Management, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Photoshop and Video Editing. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Media Production Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. Media Production Managers see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Media Production Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $59K.

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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%



National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries

Apple OS X
up arrow 5%

Audiovisual Systems
up arrow 5%

Project Management
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National Average
$52,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%


Adobe Photoshop
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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