Production Manager, Television Salary

Television Production Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $58K annually on average but can range from $39K to $86K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Television Production Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,737 - $85,639
$40K
$58K
$86K
MEDIAN: $57,796
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,737 - $85,639  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
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).
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$38,562 - $85,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

Pay by Experience for a Production Manager, Television has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Manager, Television with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Manager, Television with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Production Manager, Television which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 18 salaries. A Production Manager, Television with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 18 salaries.

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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
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Television Salaries

Video Editing
▲17%

National Average
$58,000

Project Management
▼19%

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
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 14%