Theater Manager Salary (United States)

A Theater Manager earns an average salary of $36,802 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Theater Manager Total Pay (?
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$23,584 - $60,930
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MEDIAN: $36,802
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Theater Manager Total Pay (?
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$8.01 - $15.15
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,584 - $60,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
Commission
$2,909 - $9,826  
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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$19,752 - $52,172  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $15.15  
   
Overtime
$5.50 - $22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
   
Commission
$2,909 - $9,826  
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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$19,752 - $52,172  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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Job Description for Theater Manager

  • 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.
  • Work with the Director of Production, Producer and Line Producers to prepare, supervise and manage annual production budgets while maintaining strict financial discipline.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Theater Manager

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Theater Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Theater Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Theater Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 94%
Operations Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 42%
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