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Media Supervisor Salary

The average Media Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $66K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Female Media Supervisors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction for Media Supervisors is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,795 - $82,787
MEDIAN: $66,344

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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.
$49,795 - $82,787  
$0.00 - $7,113  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $3,000  
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).
$48,728 - $83,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332

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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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For Media Supervisors, progressing to an Associate Media Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Associate Media Director can earn $88K annually.

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Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Media Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Marketing Communications, Media Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in 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.

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $68K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $66K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $67K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Media Supervisors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+7 percent) and New York (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boston, 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (9 percent lower) and Chicago (6 percent lower).

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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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Marketing Communications
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Media Management

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Strategic Planning
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Media / Public Relations
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Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%