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Production Manager, Theater Salary (United States)

With approximately one-half of Theater Production Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Theater Production Managers is $45K annually and can range from $30K on the lower end to $75K per year near the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fifth lack any form of coverage — but most have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most Theater Production Managers are men (72 percent). For the most part, Theater Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview 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 (?
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  
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Theater Production Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Project Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 32 percent, and 23 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Theater

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Theater Production Managers. Theater Production Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $39K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Theater Production Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K. 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.

Pay Difference By Location

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$45,000
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For Theater Production Managers, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Theater Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Washington.

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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%