Theater Manager Salary

The average salary for a Theater Manager is $38,282 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$24,592 - $58,929
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$38K
$59K
MEDIAN: $38,293
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$8.21 - $17.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,592 - $58,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
Total Pay (?
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$20,386 - $50,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $17.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24  
Overtime
$2.53 - $44.38  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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).
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$20,386 - $50,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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.

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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 Level for Theater Manager

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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Q: What is it like working as a Theater Manager?

Theater Manager in Reading:
"Great Job For People Starting A Management Career."
Pros: You get to manage small groups of people. It's great if your fresh out of college or looking to manage people. I really like it.
Cons: Like most customer service jobs, you deal with tons of angry people and you have to be the jack of all trades when running a theater.

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Key Stats for Theater Manager

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Theater Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▲16%

▲3%

National Average
$32,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Theater Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲90%


National Average
$32,000


Inventory Management
▼26%

People Management
▼26%

Cash Handling
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 40%
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