Theater Manager Salary
|Salary||$24,592 - $58,929|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $6,082|
|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).)
|$20,386 - $50,244|
|Hourly Rate||$8.21 - $17.90|
|Overtime||$2.53 - $44.38|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $6,082|
|Total Pay (||$20,386 - $50,244|
Job Description for Theater Manager
Theater managers are responsible for the general maintenance and profitability of their theaters, from finances and staffing to physical areas such as seating, lavatories, curtains, and outside entrances. They are also in charge of the theater's ushers, security guards, and custodial team members.Read More...
Those in this position must have expert supervisory skills to oversee multiple groups of employees and ensure a seamless theater experience. After the theater closes, the manager will ensure it is clean, safe, and ready for the following night's performance; this may include changing advertisements, ordering concessions, and ensuring that security measures are in place.
These managers are also responsible for signing acts to be performed and maintaining a sound budget to maintain profitability. They often oversee advertising and promotions, as well as monitor ticket sales and attendance of each showing.
A four-year degree in business management, marketing, or a related field is generally required for this position. Long shifts should be expected, though they are not necessarily common.
Theater Manager Tasks
- Negotiate and create appropriate contracts to engage all production personnel.
- Work with the Artistic, Production and Facilities departments in coordinating the yearly calendar of activities, maximizing the efficiency of operations.
- Work with the Director of Production, Producer and Line Producers to prepare, supervise and manage annual production budgets while maintaining strict financial discipline.
- Mentor and oversee all departments to insure that the theater is in compliance with all terms of its agreements.
- Manage relationships with artist unions, including AEA, USA, SDC and other appropriate associations.
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Pay by Experience for a Theater Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Theater Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Theater Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Theater Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 43 salaries. A Theater Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 12 salaries.
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