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Media Production Manager Salary

An average Media Production Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Media Production Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Media Production Managers (64 percent) survey respondents. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,877 - $82,131
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,785
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$10.19 - $30.77
(Median)
$10
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,877 - $82,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,045  
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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$31,126 - $81,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$22.59 - $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 - $10,045  
   
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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$31,126 - $81,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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. 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. Media Production Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $55K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries

Apple OS X
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%


Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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