Production Manager, Television Salary

Television Production Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $63K annually, but may range from $39K to $92K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Television Production Managers are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Television Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$40,483 - $92,024
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,576
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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Television Production Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $63K. Television Production Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Television Production Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $65K.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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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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