Production Manager, Theater Salary

Theater Production Managers in the United States take home approximately $50K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Theater Production Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,446 - $75,206
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,672
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50%
90%

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$13.44 - $32.69
(Median)
$13
$16
$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,446 - $75,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$31,367 - $75,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $32.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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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$31,367 - $75,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Popular Skills for Production Manager, Theater


Theater Production Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, People Management, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. Event Planning and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Theater

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


Theater Production Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Theater Production Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $39K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Theater Production Managers make a median salary of $54K. Theater Production Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $65K.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 14%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Budget Management
up arrow 9%


Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Budgeting
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%