Production Manager, Television Salary

With just under two-thirds of Television Production Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Television Production Managers is $59K annually and can range from $39K on the lower end to $87K per year near the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Television Production Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Television Production Managers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,033 - $86,752
$40K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,251
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$38,902 - $87,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Production Manager, Television

On a television set, there are lots of hard-working individuals that put in time and effort to make sure a program is put together properly. The person that manages these people, as well as the equipment they use, is the production manager. The production manager makes sure the right people are hired for the many jobs on set. A production manager is also in charge of the budget. The success or failure of any program essentially lies on the production manager's shoulders.

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Production Manager, Television Tasks

  • Oversee production teams and schedules, setting goals and implementing procedures.
  • Write reports, communications, and presentations.
  • Hire, train, manage, and terminate staff.
  • Supervise set up, recording and editing, troubleshooting and ensuring adherence to safety regulations.
  • Plan budget and space allocations, coordinating staff assignments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Television

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


For Television Production Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Television Production Managers see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

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Key Stats for Production Manager, Television

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Television Salaries

Video Editing
▲14%

National Average
$59,000

Project Management
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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