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Production Manager, Theater Salary

Earnings for Theater Production Managers in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Male Theater Production Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Theater Production Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,642 - $74,911
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,390
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,642 - $74,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$31,069 - $75,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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).
)
$31,069 - $75,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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


Theater Production Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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. Competency in Event Planning frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Theater

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


Theater Production Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $39K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $44K. On average, Theater Production Managers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%


National Average
$48,000

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 2%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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