Media Supervisor Salary (United States)

Media Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $65,473 annually. Pay begins at $48,767 on the low end and climbs to $83,284 per year near the top. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, the vast majority individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Women account for the majority of Media Supervisors—64 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Media Supervisor Salary (?
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$49,348 - $82,100
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National Salary Data

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$49,348 - $82,100  
   
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$0.00 - $7,533  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $2,500  
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$48,767 - $83,284  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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.
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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 in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as an Associate Media Director may get paid an extra $22K per year.

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Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Survey results imply that Media Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Microsoft Excel and Marketing Communications are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Media / Public Relations. It is often found that people who know Media Management are also skilled in Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Supervisor

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Though Media Supervisors can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salaries increase to $66K from around $65K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $67K after 10 to 20 years. After a couple decades on the job, Media Supervisors see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $69K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Media Supervisors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Boston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Minneapolis and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-7 percent and -7 percent).

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Marketing Communications
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Project Management
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Advertising
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Strategic Planning
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Microsoft Office
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$65,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
52%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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