Media Production Manager Salary

Average Media Production Managers in the United States make around $52K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men account for the majority of Media Production Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The majority of Media Production Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,656 - $79,847

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$9.81 - $30.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,656 - $79,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,078  
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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$30,839 - $79,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $30.30  
   
Overtime
$13.92 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,078  
   
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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$30,839 - $79,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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 suggest that Media Production Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Systems, Apple OS X, Project Management, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop and Video Editing. Most people familiar with 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.


For Media Production Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. On average, Media Production Managers make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $59K, 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
up arrow 7%

Audiovisual Systems
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National Average
$51,000

Project Management
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

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: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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