Production Manager, Television Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Television Production Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $39K to $92K per year, and the average comes out to $63K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Television Production Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,483 - $92,024
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,576
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,483 - $92,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Commission
$11,500  
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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$39,448 - $91,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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

  • 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $64K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Television Production Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $65K.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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