The median salary for Media Supervisors in the United States is $68K per year, and compared to other cities, San Francisco offers the biggest paychecks at around $84K on average. Media Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+15 percent), New York (+9 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,713 - $82,153
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MEDIAN: $67,996
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$50,713 - $82,153  
   
Bonus
$759 - $4,998  
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).
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$49,027 - $82,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.10  
   
Overtime
$36.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$759 - $4,998  
   
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).
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$49,027 - $82,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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 often transition into Associate Media Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Associate Media Directors earn $90K per year. Going from Media Supervisor to Media Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $73K. Many others choose to work as Media Managers, where pay is typically $55K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Media Supervisor


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Havas offers the most; Media Supervisors earn $71K on average there.

Popular Skills for Media Supervisor


Media Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Advertising, Strategic Planning, Media / Public Relations, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Marketing Communications. Those familiar with Advertising also tend to know Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Supervisor

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $67K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Media Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $66K. Media Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,826

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Experience Affects Media Supervisor Salaries


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Skills That Affect Media Supervisor Salaries

Advertising
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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