MEDIA SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Media GROSS SALARY
US$ 66,482
Average net salary for Media NET SALARY
US$ 50,574
The most typical salary for Media MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 32,715
  Updated: 17 Aug 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 23%
  Salary entries: 228

Media Earnings in United States

Average salary for Media in United States is US$ 66,482.

Average take home earning is US$ 50,574 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 32,715 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
6 % US$ 150,000
11 % US$ 121,250
22 % US$ 94,916
53 % US$ 52,066
86 % US$ 32,715
99 % US$ 24,694
100 % US$ 14,250
Career Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Editor US$ 56,901 38
Journalist US$ 51,450 21
Digital Media US$ 82,323 17
Media Manager US$ 104,714 14
Video Producer US$ 47,164 13
Photographer US$ 56,300 10
Radio Producer US$ 42,850 10
Film Producer US$ 82,000 09
Interactive Media US$ 78,250 09
TV Producer US$ 145,000 08
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Los Angeles US$ 85,504 33
New York City US$ 78,932 29
Washington DC US$ 84,071 14
San Francisco US$ 85,592 13
Atlanta US$ 68,760 08
Chicago US$ 52,788 07
Boston US$ 49,056 06
Cincinnati US$ 79,212 04
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 273,333
06
205K US$ 200,000
02
175K US$ 170,000
02
165K US$ 160,000
01
155K US$ 150,000
02
145K US$ 140,666
03
135K US$ 131,666
06
125K US$ 121,250
04
115K US$ 111,000
07
105K US$ 101,740
11
95K US$ 94,916
07
85K US$ 83,300
10
75K US$ 72,413
13
65K US$ 63,645
23
55K US$ 52,066
24
45K US$ 43,441
35
35K US$ 32,715
39
25K US$ 24,694
30
15K US$ 14,250
02
Less US$ 6,935
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 75,502 104
Women US$ 63,004 55
N/A US$ 55,659 69

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 46,124 03
Masters Degree US$ 79,677 48
Bachelors Degree US$ 65,011 124
Some College US$ 64,183 35
High School US$ 52,923 13
Bellow H. School US$ 39,853 05

Media workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses US$ 79,677. While Media workers with Bellow H. School education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 39,853. This is 99.93% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 100,009 43
16-20 Years US$ 73,854 13
12-16 Years US$ 102,300 10
8-12 Years US$ 76,428 41
4-8 Years US$ 49,182 34
2-4 Years US$ 50,956 38
1-2 Years US$ 50,654 25
0-1 Year US$ 36,085 24

Media workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 12-16 Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 102,300 compared to US$ 36,085 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 12-16 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 183.50%.


  SALARY BY AGE   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
63-68 US$ 93,571 07
57-62 US$ 77,083 12
51-56 US$ 80,570 10
45-50 US$ 116,090 11
39-44 US$ 93,317 23
33-38 US$ 92,681 22
27-32 US$ 49,841 30
22-26 US$ 48,180 35
16-21 US$ 31,950 08
Less US$ 32,334 01
N/A US$ 55,659 69
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  SALARY BY CAREER   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. TV Producer US$ 145,000 08
2. Media Manager US$ 104,714 14
3. Digital Media US$ 82,323 17
4. Film Producer US$ 82,000 09
5. Interactive Media US$ 78,250 09
6. Other Media Career US$ 75,153 26
7. Cameraman US$ 72,044 06
8. Music Producer US$ 71,584 08
9. Weather Reporter US$ 62,777 01
10. Web Producer US$ 61,500 05
11. Social Media US$ 60,662 08
12. Editor US$ 56,901 38
13. Photographer US$ 56,300 10
14. Journalist US$ 51,450 21
15. Video Producer US$ 47,164 13
16. Game Producer US$ 46,000 06
17. Media Coordinator US$ 43,228 07
18. Radio Producer US$ 42,850 10
19. Cameraman Assistant US$ 42,000 01
20. Sound Assistant US$ 40,160 03
21. Associate Producer US$ 38,500 03
22. TV Presenter US$ 35,000 03
23. Radio Presenter US$ 33,427 02

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In United States economy, TV Producer is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of US$ 145,000. Media Manager and Digital Media follow, earning US$ 104,714 and US$ 82,323, respectively. Radio Presenter earn a gross annual average of US$ 33,427, while TV Presenter earn US$ 35,000. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 333.78%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 63,630 154
Contract US$ 72,075 34
Self Employed US$ 81,540 31
Part Time US$ 42,288 09
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  SALARY BY CITY   MEDIA   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. San Francisco Media in San Francisco US$ 85,592 13
2. Los Angeles Media in Los Angeles US$ 85,504 33
3. Washington DC Media in Washington DC US$ 84,071 14
4. Cincinnati Media in Cincinnati US$ 79,212 04
5. New York City Media in New York City US$ 78,932 29
6. Baton Rouge Media in Baton Rouge US$ 74,250 02
7. Atlanta Media in Atlanta US$ 68,760 08
8. Austin Media in Austin US$ 66,353 04
9. Fort Wayne Media in Fort Wayne US$ 65,000 02
10. Miami Media in Miami US$ 61,250 04

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    MEDIA

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Australia Australia Media in Australia US$ 77,969 AU$ 86,684 47
2. United States United States US$ 66,482 US$ 66,482 228
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Media in United Kingdom US$ 59,334 GBP 39,772 80
4. Canada Canada Media in Canada US$ 56,719 CA$ 62,598 70
5. Mexico Mexico Media in Mexico US$ 48,260 MXN 738,500 08
6. Russia Russia Media in Russia US$ 38,711 RUB 1,399,590 18
7. China China Media in China US$ 30,845 CNY 201,291 24
8. India India Media in India US$ 17,155 INR 1,080,445 97

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(33/33)  COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST


 Posted: 17 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Manage and grow an online presence through consistent emails, social media posts, media creation and presentation. I am proficient in using all of the primary Adobe Suite apps (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects), Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as well as useful tools such as HootSuite and MailChimp. I'm certified in Public Health & Wellness and am obtaining a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Critical Studies in Mass Media."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 31,000


(32/33)  JUNIOR LEVEL DESIGNER


 Posted: 17 Jun 2020

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Masters in Interactive Entertainment, Unreal Engine 4, Perforce, Adobe Suite, Autodesk Maya, Rigging, Animmating, Music composition, Video Editing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(31/33)  VIDEO PRODUCER


 Posted: 25 May 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Shoot, edit, and deliver various photography and video projects for promotional, training, and testimonial purposes Technical director for in-house live event production; direct people on cameras and camera-people in between snots during live conferences Maintain media department cameras, lighting, and video equipment Set up Livestream box for YouTube Live and Facebook Live to stream live events Create Instagram stories for current events Proactively find engaging stories and lead video production projects to capture them."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 44,000


(30/33)  LEAD QA ENGINEER


 Posted: 22 Apr 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Managing multiple in-house, remote and international QA teams for a video game company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


(29/33)  ART MANAGER


 Posted: 18 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "I'm awesome at things I do."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


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(28/33)  MANAGING EDITOR


 Posted: 14 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Oversees editorial process, planning, and quality control."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 170,000


(27/33)  CAMERAMAN


 Posted: 24 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Operate a video camera."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 109,200


(26/33)  CURATOR


 Posted: 05 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "I create stage programming for conferences."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 250,000


(25/33)  CONTENT CREATOR


 Posted: 11 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Write and edit posts."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 29,000


(24/33)  DIGITAL ASSET MANAGER


 Posted: 08 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Mange digitally born photos, videos, and sound files."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 104,000


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(23/33)  ASSOCIATE PRODUCER


 Posted: 02 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Show production."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


(22/33)  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER


 Posted: 21 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Assignments for corporations, ads and publications."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


(21/33)  DIRECTOR OF PUBLISHING


 Posted: 12 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Public Relations, Editing, Management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 85,000


(20/33)  EDITOR


 Posted: 31 May 2019

Some College, 2-4 years: "I edit things, I edit you, I edit the world."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 25,600


(19/33)  FREELANCE


 Posted: 16 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Contract production work."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 115,000


(18/33)  INTERNET SALES PHOTOGRAPHER


 Posted: 08 Mar 2019

Some College, 1-2 years: "Taking photos of cars."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 16,000


(17/33)  PUBLICATIONS MANAGER


 Posted: 28 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Edit reports, oversee online publication."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(16/33)  STREAMER


 Posted: 13 Jan 2019

Bellow H. School, 0-1 year: "Streaming and being autistic."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 6,935


(15/33)  VIDEO EDITOR


 Posted: 06 Dec 2018

Some College, 4-8 years: "Wedding video editor."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 24,000


(14/33)  RESEARCHER / WRITER


 Posted: 10 Sep 2018

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Research and Write for International Career Guides."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 12,500


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(13/33)  CAMERA WOMAN


 Posted: 08 Sep 2018

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "I take pictures."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,872


(12/33)  ART DIRECTOR


 Posted: 21 Jul 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Art Direction of mobile games and applications."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 170,000


(11/33)  PRODUCTION DIRECTOR


 Posted: 02 Jun 2018

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "DJ and produce advertising."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 45,000


(10/33)  PHOTOGRAPHER


 Posted: 02 Jun 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Taking pictures."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 112,000


(9/33)  LEVEL DESIGNER


 Posted: 13 May 2018

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Design and implement levels."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


(8/33)  METEOROLOGIST


 Posted: 09 May 2018

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Weather stuff make reports and analyze data."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 62,777


(7/33)  PORTRAIT ARTIST


 Posted: 12 Dec 2017

Some College, 4-8 years: "Wedding, event and portrait photography."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 20,000


(6/33)  EDITORIAL DIRECTOR


 Posted: 11 Oct 2017

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Managing teams, editing, design."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 90,000


(5/33)  MEDIA MANAGER


 Posted: 10 Oct 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Web design, graphic design, press releases, media, manage volunteers, direct video."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 24,000


(4/33)  EDITOR, PRODUCTION AND RIGHTS MANAGER


 Posted: 29 Sep 2017

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "I edit books at an Orthodox Christian publishing house. In addition, I handle rights questions and manage the production schedule (what is published when, who accomplishes what tasks, etc.)."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 40,000


(3/33)  REPORTER


 Posted: 19 Sep 2017

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Health care and consumer reporter."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 30,000


(2/33)  VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER


 Posted: 28 Aug 2017

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Create media from conception to delivery."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(1/33)  CINEMATOGRAPHER


 Posted: 05 Jul 2017

High School, 4-8 years: "Lighting, visual storytelling. A Cinematographers role is to determine the look and feel of a visual work."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 42,000


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