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Media Supervisor Salary

Media Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $66K per year on average. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Media Supervisors (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Media Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,818 - $82,630
MEDIAN: $66,066

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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.
$49,818 - $82,630  
$0.00 - $7,273  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $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).
$48,887 - $83,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332

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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.

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Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Survey results suggest that Media Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, Media Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Advertising are similarly competent in Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Supervisor

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

The average inexperienced worker earns $67K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $69K. For Media Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Media Supervisors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

Media Supervisors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+8 percent) and New York (+6 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (9 percent less) and Chicago (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Marketing Communications
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Media Management

Project Management

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Strategic Planning
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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 70 votes.


63 %
37 %

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: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%