Average Media Director Salary

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The average salary for a Media Director is $86,999.
MEDIAN $86,999
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$39k - $149k
$399 - $20k
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$883 - $16k
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$36k - $151k

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Job Description for Media Director

Media Director Tasks
  • Create and implement media program(s).
  • Work with advertising and marketing departments to be sure the company's products or services are portrayed well and in the best possible medium.
  • Manage media department with supervision over media buyers and media planners.

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Popular Skills for Media Director

Skills in Media Management, Advertising and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Director

An early career Media Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,614 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Media Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,747 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Media Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,253 based on 264 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,118.
Employees with Media Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 44.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (43.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (40.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (2.3% less).

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