Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Live Performance Stage Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $39K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.