Media Supervisor Salary

Media Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $67K annually. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. The majority of Media Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Media Supervisors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,765 - $83,006
MEDIAN: $66,531

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National Salary Data (?
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$50,765 - $83,006  
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $3,000  
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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).
$49,517 - $84,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Associate Media Director, where median compensation is $89K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Media Supervisor

Starcom Mediavest Group offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $60K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $32K to $74K.

Popular Skills for Media Supervisor

Media Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, 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 of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Media Supervisors see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

Media Supervisors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+6 percent) and New York (+5 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Boston and Chicago (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

Marketing Communications
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Media Management

Media / Public Relations

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%