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Media Supervisor Salary

Media Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $66K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Media Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Women account for the majority of Media Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,984 - $82,715
MEDIAN: $66,181

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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.
$49,984 - $82,715  
$0.00 - $7,167  
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).
$48,834 - $83,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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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

Survey results suggest that Media Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Marketing Communications, Media Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Advertising are similarly competent in Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Supervisor

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

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. Media Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. 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

Media Supervisors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+7 percent) and New York (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Boston and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries


National Average

Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Marketing Communications
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Media Management

National Average

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Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

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%