Average Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events Hourly Pay

$18.61
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,200
Bonus
$250
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events is $18.61.
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$10.26
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$18.61
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$39.23
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $39
Bonus
$0 - $12,000
Profit Sharing
$194 - $3,052
Total Pay
$22,386 - $77,057

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Job Description for Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events

Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events Tasks
  • Coordinate production plans and meetings, and direct activities of stage crew during performances.
  • May cue lights, sound or scenery changes.
  • Provide accounting for stage expenses and maintain equipment inventory.
  • Address technical and human emergencies on the day of the performance.
  • Record all blocking, lighting cues, prop usage, costume changes, and entrances of performers during rehearsals.

Job Satisfaction for Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events

3.9 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events

Skills in People Management, Event Management and Audio Visual Equipment Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Performance Management and Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events

An entry-level Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.87 based on 5 salaries. An early career Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.85 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.49 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.50 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Stage Manager - Live Performances or Events in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 42.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (35.7% more) and New York, New York (31.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (19.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 240 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
38.3%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
17.9%