Production Manager, Theater Salary (United States)

Theater Production Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with 50 percent bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $45,396 annually, on average, but can range from $30,441 to $75,410 per year. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession—20 percent—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Theater Production Managers. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Theater Production Managers. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Production Manager, Theater Salary (?
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$30,400 - $74,657
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MEDIAN: $45,493
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Production Manager, Theater Salary (?
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$13.76 - $32.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,400 - $74,657  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Total Pay (?
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$30,441 - $75,410  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $32.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
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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$30,441 - $75,410  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Production Manager, Theater

  • 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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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 salaries for more plentiful past experience. Theater Production Managers in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $39K to just $42K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $53K. After 20 years of work in the field, Theater Production Managers typically earn $61K and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Theater Production Managers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$45,000
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For Theater Production Managers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Theater Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent). Washington is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Project Management
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Budget Management
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Scheduling
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People Management
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Event Planning
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National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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