Media Supervisor Salary

Average Media Supervisors in the United States make around $66K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Media Supervisors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Media Supervisors. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,511 - $82,926
MEDIAN: $66,435

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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.
$50,511 - $82,926  
$0.00 - $7,063  
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$650 - $3,000  
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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).
$49,423 - $84,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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Job Description for Media Supervisor

The media supervisor typically oversees all media-related assignments within an organization. This includes developing and implementing media campaigns and marketing plans (which may include print, broadcast, and Internet campaigns). Media supervisors must have the ability to oversee a media project from creation to completion, as well as work cooperatively with supervisors and colleagues within their organization.


Media Supervisor Tasks

  • Interact with and build strong relationships with clients to best meet their needs.
  • Analyze, report on, and interpret media data to provide strategic direction to direct reports, senior management, and clients.
  • Create powerful and interactive media campaigns and presentations.
  • Direct strategy and overall planning for media department, including evaluative criteria.
  • Negotiate effectively with clients and vendors.

Common Career Paths for Media Supervisor

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Media Supervisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Associate Media Director. The latter position pays an average of $89K annually.

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Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Survey results show that Media Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Marketing Communications, Media Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Advertising also tend to know Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Supervisor

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

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. Media Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $66K. Media Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Media Supervisors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+7 percent) and New York (+5 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boston (8 percent lower) and Chicago (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries

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Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Media Management

Microsoft Excel

Project Management

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Media / Public Relations
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%