Production Manager, Theater Salary

The average Theater Production Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Theater Production Managers who answered the questionnnaire. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Theater Production Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,615 - $74,953
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,559
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90%

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$10.21 - $32.69
(Median)
$10
$16
$33
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,615 - $74,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$31,046 - $75,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $32.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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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$31,046 - $75,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Production Manager, Theater

Being a theater production manager is a very demanding job as it's filled with deadlines, big personalities, and budget constraints. The main duty is to oversee the technical needs of each show at the theater, which can include organizing the lighting, liaising between theater groups, and hiring and supervising technical staff to run the show during the performances.

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Production Manager, Theater Tasks

  • Hire staff, and find and coordinate materials and services such as freight, telecommunications, and technology.
  • Coordinate the operation of wardrobe, lighting, sound, projection, and a variety of other production departments.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, Theater


Survey results imply that Theater Production Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, People Management, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. It is not unusual for someone who knows Event Planning to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Theater

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $39K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $44K. On average, Theater Production Managers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Theater Production Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $65K.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%


National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 11%

Budget Management
up arrow 10%


Budgeting
up arrow 5%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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