Media Manager Salary

Media Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $61K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Media Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,057 - $93,276
$40K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,897
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50%
90%

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$11.63 - $26.09
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$98K
Salary $40,057 - $93,276
Bonus $1.19 - $11,074
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,123
Commission $14,248
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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$35,331 - $98,581
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.63 - $26.09
Overtime $35.00
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $1.19 - $11,074
Commission $14,248
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,123
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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$35,331 - $98,581
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Media Manager

A media manager is responsible for overseeing interactions with the press and media at large and enhancing the effectiveness of press and publicity functions. They ensure the protection of their company's image and that it is presented in a consistent and coordinated manner, which includes gathering and disseminating information to the press and staff.

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Media Manager Tasks

  • Create a marketing message to increase customer recognition of a particular product or service brand.
  • Execute media promotions strategies to promote a brand's products or services.
  • Plan promotion schedules and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Monitor market and media trends to keep advertising of brand ahead of the competition.

Common Career Paths for Media Manager


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Many Media Managers advance into a slightly higher-paying Media Director position. Average compensation for Media Directors is $73K.

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Popular Skills for Media Manager


Media Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Online Marketing, Strategic Planning, Advertising, and Media Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Graphic Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Video Editing and Search Engine Marketing also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Advertising also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Manager

Pay by Experience for a Media Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 144 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Media Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 45 salaries. A Media Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,336

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Media Managers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Media Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+16 percent), Houston (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Philadelphia (+11 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Atlanta and Washington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Media Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Media Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$61,000

Late-Career
▼10%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Media Manager Salaries

Online Marketing
▲10%


▲2%

National Average
$61,000


Microsoft Word
▼2%


Social Media Marketing
▼4%





Online Research
▼16%

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
▼18%

Video Editing
▼30%

Graphic Design
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%