Television Production Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $60K per year on average but can range from $39K to $89K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Television Production Managers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Television Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,212 - $87,960
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,359
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$5,087  
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$39,404 - $89,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $51K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $57K. Television Production Managers see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $69K.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Television Salaries

Video Editing
up arrow 13%

National Average
$61,000

Project Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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