A Theater Manager earns an average salary of $38,975 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.
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MEDIAN: $38,974
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,265 - $51,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
Total Pay (?
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$20,980 - $49,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $17.35  
   
Overtime
$15.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$20,980 - $49,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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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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 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Theater Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Theater Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 89%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Cash Handling
up arrow 16%

People Management
up arrow 26%

Inventory Management
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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