Media Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Media Supervisors in the United States comes out to approximately $67K per year, but employers in San Francisco pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $83K. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+10 percent), New York (+5 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$51,648 - $82,766
MEDIAN: $67,497

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National Salary Data (?
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$51,648 - $82,766  
$0.00 - $6,128  
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$50,437 - $83,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.


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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As Media Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Associate Media Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Associate Media Directors earn $89K on average per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Media Supervisor

Starcom Mediavest Group offers the least pay with a median salary of $60K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $73K.

Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Media Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Media Management, Marketing Communications, Strategic Planning, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word. 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.

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $68K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $70K. For Media Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,941

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries

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Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Media Management

National Average

up arrow 1%

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 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: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%