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Production Manager, Television Salary

With approximately one-half of Television Production Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $39K to $92K per year and averages out to $62K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Television Production Managers is high. The majority of Television Production Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,432 - $92,513
MEDIAN: $62,225

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$40,432 - $92,513  
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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).
$39,308 - $92,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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.

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. For some reason, Television Production Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $57K.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


36 %
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%