Average Theater Manager Salary

$41,743
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$2,000
Bonus
$101
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The average salary for a Theater Manager is $41,743.
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$29k
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$42k
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$66k
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$29k - $66k
Bonus
$500 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $101
Total Pay
$23k - $60k
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What Do Theater Managers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Theater Manager

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Popular Employer Salaries for Theater Manager

The top respondents for the job title Theater Manager are from the companies AMC Theatres, Inc..Reported salaries are highest at AMC Theatres, Inc. where the average pay is $40,685. AMC Theatres, Inc. pays the lowest at around $40,685.

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What Are Popular Skills for Theater Managers?

Skills in Operations Management, Leadership and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Theater Managers?

An entry-level Theater Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,395 based on 41 salaries. An early career Theater Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,725 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Theater Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,990 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Theater Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,451 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,603.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 221 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.6%
Early Career
31.2%
Mid Career
20.8%
Experienced
22.6%
Late Career
6.8%

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