Media Production Manager Salary

For Media Production Managers, yearly average wages total $52K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Media Production Managers (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Media Production Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,338 - $80,748
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,189
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$10.19 - $30.77
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$10
$16
$31
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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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$31,180 - $80,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $30.77  
   
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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$31,180 - $80,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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


Media Production Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Apple OS X, Project Management, Graphic Design, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Photoshop and Video Editing. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Production Manager

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $57K on average.

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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
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Graphic Design
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National Average
$51,000


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
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
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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