Media Production Manager Salary

Media Production Managers in the United States take home an average $54K per year. Residence and tenure 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Men working as Media Production Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,669 - $83,576
$34K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,701
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$9.40 - $53.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,669 - $83,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$13,500  
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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$30,221 - $86,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $53.00  
   
Overtime
$13.73 - $81.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
   
Commission
$13,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$30,221 - $86,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • Coordinate and supervise media production activities, schedule, and budgets.
  • Manage advertising writing and videos, including obtaining approval and ensuring fit to brand image.
  • Oversee studio, technical, and promotions aspects of media.

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Popular Skills for Media Production Manager


Media Production Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Audio Visual Equipment Use, Audiovisual Systems, Adobe After Effects, and Apple OS X are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Video Editing. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Production Manager

Pay by Experience for a Media Production Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Production Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Production Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Media Production Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 64 salaries. A Media Production Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,783

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Media Production Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Media Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+35 percent), New York (+32 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), and Denver (+27 percent). Media Production Managers in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (19 percent lower) and Houston (16 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Media Production Manager

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries

▲34%

▲22%

▲11%

National Average
$52,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▲9%

Audiovisual Systems
▲5%

Adobe After Effects
▲2%


▲1%


Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$52,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%