Media Production Manager Salary

Median pay for Media Production Managers in the United States is around $53K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Media Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men working as Media Production Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,556 - $83,500
$32K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,372
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$11.71 - $52.80
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MEDIAN: $17.41
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$0$87K
Salary $31,556 - $83,500
Bonus $0.00 - $8,940
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $3,561
Total Pay (?
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$30,581 - $87,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 227
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $11.71 - $52.80
Overtime $30.12
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,940
Commission $3,561
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$30,581 - $87,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Media Production Manager

Production managers are responsible for producing various forms of media. Their duties include capturing, directing, and editing media, as well as operating and maintaining computers and other equipment. They also prepare set design and locations, set up and position equipment for production, research and purchase equipment, and oversee production facilities. In all tasks, they must ensure the working environment is safe. While this position is mainly mental, there are physical aspects such as long periods of standing and carrying equipment. They work with cameras, lights, props, and computers and computer software.

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Media Production Manager Tasks

  • Oversee studio, technical, and promotions aspects of media.
  • Manage advertising writing and videos, including obtaining approval and ensuring fit to brand image.
  • Coordinate and supervise media production activities, schedule, and budgets.

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Popular Skills for Media Production Manager


Media Production Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Audio Visual Equipment Use, Audiovisual Systems, Adobe After Effects, and Apple OS X are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Video Editing. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Production Manager

Pay by Experience for a Media Production Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Production Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Production Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Media Production Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 64 salaries. A Media Production Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,646

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

Surpassing the national average by 55 percent, Media Production Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Media Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+34 percent), New York (+31 percent), Chicago (+29 percent), and Denver (+27 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Media Production Managers is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (19 percent lower) and Houston (16 percent lower).

Media Production Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Media Production Manager?

Media Production Manager in Plantation:
"Supervised and facilitated the production of marketing video."
Pros: Creative control.
Cons: Workload, pay.

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Key Stats for Media Production Manager

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Media Production Manager Salaries

▲32%

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$53,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Media Production Manager Salaries

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▲7%

Audiovisual Systems
▲4%

Adobe After Effects
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$53,000



Project Management
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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