Media Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Media Supervisors in the United States comes out to approximately $67K per year, but employers in San Francisco pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $83K. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+10 percent), New York (+5 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$51,648 - $82,766
MEDIAN: $67,497

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$51,648 - $82,766  
$0.00 - $6,128  
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$50,437 - $83,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.


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 who go on to become Associate Media Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Associate Media Directors is $89K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Media Supervisor

Starcom Mediavest Group doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $60K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $73K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Survey results suggest that Media Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Media Management, Marketing Communications, Strategic Planning, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Advertising are also skilled 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. On average, Media Supervisors make $68K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,941

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Media Management

National Average

up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
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Microsoft Excel
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Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Project Management
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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 56 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: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%