$38,859
Avg. Salary
$12.75
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,500

Bonus

$501

Profit Sharing

$16,800

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Theater Manager is $12.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Theater Manager is $38,859 per year.

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$9.11
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$19.61
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$25k
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$59k
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MEDIAN $38,859
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MEDIAN: $38,859
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$0$58K
Salary $25,145 - $58,991
Bonus $0.00 - $7,830
Profit Sharing $501
Commission $16,800
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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$21,761 - $54,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 131
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.11 - $19.61
Hourly Tips $0.24
Overtime $2.42 - $30.57
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,830
Commission $16,800
Profit Sharing $501
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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$21,761 - $54,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

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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Popular Skills for Theater Manager


Survey results show that Theater Managers use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Budget Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 89 percent above average. Those listing Cash Handling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Management and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Customer Service also know Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Theater Manager

Pay by Experience for a Theater Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Theater Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Theater Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Theater Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 43 salaries. A Theater Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 12 salaries.

Theater Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Theater Manager?

Theater Manager in Sitka:
"Satisfying work, but undersupported and overworked."
Pros: The strong community and the connection to nature
Cons: The isolation and the lack of strong support systems

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
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Theater Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Theater Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲85%

National Average
$33,000



Inventory Management
▼28%

People Management
▼28%

Cash Handling
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 41%