Production Manager, Theater Salary

Earnings for Theater Production Managers in the United States come in at around $49K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Theater Production Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Theater Production Managers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,187 - $74,953

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$10.30 - $32.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,187 - $74,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$30,859 - $75,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$30,859 - $75,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Production Manager, Theater

Being a theater production manager is a very demanding job as it's filled with deadlines, big personalities, and budget constraints. The main duty is to oversee the technical needs of each show at the theater, which can include organizing the lighting, liaising between theater groups, and hiring and supervising technical staff to run the show during the performances.

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Production Manager, Theater Tasks

  • Hire staff, and find and coordinate materials and services such as freight, telecommunications, and technology.
  • Coordinate the operation of wardrobe, lighting, sound, projection, and a variety of other production departments.

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Theater Production Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Budget Management, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management. Event Planning and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Theater

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Theater Production Managers. During the first five years of their careers, Theater Production Managers see a median income of $39K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $44K. On average, Theater Production Managers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $66K on average.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%


National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 15%

Budget Management
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 10%


Budgeting
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Operations Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%
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