Media Supervisor Salary

Salaries for Media Supervisors in the United States average out at around $67K per year, but San Francisco employers pay the most, offering approximately $83K on average. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+6 percent) and New York (+6 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,351 - $83,015
MEDIAN: $67,282

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$51,351 - $83,015  
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$49,816 - $84,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 345
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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

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Media Supervisors who transition into an Associate Media Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $89K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for

The consistently lowest paying firm is Starcom Mediavest Group, where the median salary is just $60K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $33K to $73K.

Popular Skills for

Media Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Marketing Communications, Media Management, Microsoft Excel, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know Advertising also know Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $70K. Media Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $67K. Media Supervisors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Media Management

Marketing Communications

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Microsoft Excel
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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 58 votes.


62 %
38 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 6%