Media Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Media Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Media Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Media Supervisors (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,189 - $82,656

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National Salary Data (?
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$51,189 - $82,656  
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$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).
$49,760 - $83,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Associate Media Director. The average Associate Media Director brings home $89K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Media Supervisor

With a median salary of only $60K, Starcom Mediavest Group pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $32K to $74K isn't that wide, either.

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, Media Management, Microsoft Excel, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Advertising also know Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Supervisor

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

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $69K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Media Supervisors bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $67K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Media Supervisors, 21 percent higher than the national average. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+6 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. 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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Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Media Management

Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 6%