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Production Manager, Television Salary (United States)

Television Production Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just over a half of Television Production Managers. Salaries average out to around $62K annually and spread from $36K to $92K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Television Production Managers (66 percent) survey respondents are male. For the most part, Television Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Production Manager, Television Salary (?
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$40,485 - $91,558
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,079
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Production Manager, Television Salary (?
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$13.18 - $29.59
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,485 - $91,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$36,173 - $91,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$36,173 - $91,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Production Manager, Television

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

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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.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $64K. Television Production Managers see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $62K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$62,000
Los Angeles
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Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%