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Production Manager, Theater Salary

For Theater Production Managers, yearly average wages total $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Theater Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Theater Production Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,587 - $74,995
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,390
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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
$31,587 - $74,995  
   
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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$31,023 - $75,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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).
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$31,023 - $75,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Event Planning and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $38K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $45K. Theater Production Managers see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.

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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 21%

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
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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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