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Media Supervisor Salary (United States)

A typical Media Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Media Supervisors (64 percent) are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Media Supervisor Salary (?
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$49,348 - $82,100
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MEDIAN: $64,829
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$49,348 - $82,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,533  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $2,500  
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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).
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$48,767 - $83,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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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.
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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 go on to top-notch roles like Associate Media Director, where median pay is $88K 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 Microsoft Excel, Marketing Communications, Project Management, and Media Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Media / Public Relations. It is often found that people who know Media Management are also skilled in Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $65K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $66K on average. On average, Media Supervisors make $67K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Media Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $69K. A fair portion of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Media Supervisors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Minneapolis and Chicago (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Marketing Communications
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Project Management
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Media Management
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Advertising
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Strategic Planning
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$65,000
Media / Public Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
52%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%