Production Manager, Television Salary

A little more than half 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 $40K to $92K per year, and the average comes out to $62K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Television Production Managers. Television Production Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent.

$41,014 - $92,384
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,052
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$41,014 - $92,384  
   
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$0.00 - $8,500  
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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$40,493 - $92,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Television Production Managers make a median salary of $65K. Television Production Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $57K.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Television Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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