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Production Manager, Theater Salary

The majority of Theater Production Managers in the United States — roughly one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $31K to $75K per year, and the median is $48K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Theater Production Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$30,573 - $74,571
(Median)
31K
37K
48K
60K
75K
MEDIAN: $48,060
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$14.64 - $34.00
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,573 - $74,571  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$30,739 - $75,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $34.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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).
)
$30,739 - $75,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Budget Management, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 19 percent. Those with knowledge of Event Planning tend to be skilled in 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.


Theater Production Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $39K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $61K.

Production Manager, Theater Advice

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Production Manager, Theater in Atlanta:
Build a good team around you that will support you and is extremely knowledgeable in their particular field.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%


National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Theater Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 19%

Budget Management
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 15%

Budgeting
up arrow 7%

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%