Production Manager, Television Salary

Television Production Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly more than half of Television Production Managers. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $92K per year, but expected earnings average $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Television Production Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$41,108 - $92,384

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,108 - $92,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$40,419 - $92,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $59K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Television Production Managers make a median salary of $65K. Television Production Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $66K.

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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
$63,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%
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