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Media Production Manager Salary

Earnings for Media Production Managers in the United States come in at around $51K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Media Production Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Media Production Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,773 - $80,170
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,116
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50%
90%

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$10.16 - $30.91
(Median)
$10
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,773 - $80,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,077  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $3,052  
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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$31,251 - $79,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $30.91  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $3,052  
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).
)
$31,251 - $79,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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 imply that Media Production Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Apple OS X, Project Management, Graphic Design, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Photoshop and Video Editing. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Production Manager

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Media Production Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries

Apple OS X
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%


Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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