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Media Supervisor Salary

Average Media Supervisors in the United States make around $66K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Media Supervisors (64 percent) who took the survey are women. The majority of Media Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,469 - $82,871
MEDIAN: $66,117

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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.
$49,469 - $82,871  
$0.00 - $7,675  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $2,500  
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).
$48,946 - $84,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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 may experience if they take an upper-level role like Associate Media Director. The position pays an average $88K annually.

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Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Media Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, and Media Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Media / Public Relations. The majority of those who know 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.

The average beginner in this position makes around $67K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. For Media Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Media Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Media Supervisors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+7 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers in Minneapolis and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries

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Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Media Management
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Strategic Planning

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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.


64 %
36 %

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: 76% employee benefits None: 5%