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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$67,762 USD

£53,556 GBP
New York City

$84,064 USD

$32,000 USD

£25,291 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Media / United States

Average salary for Media / United States is $67,762 USD per year. The most typical earning is $32,000 USD. All data are based on 240 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $78,100 USD. Women receive a salary of $62,600 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $79,100 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $66,200 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 12-16 Years of experience receive salary of $104,800 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $100,000 USD.

Levels / Media / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
1 100%
0.42%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
14 99.58%
5.83%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
17 93.75%
7.08%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
27 86.67%
11.25%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
13 75.42%
5.42%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
20 70%
8.33%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
16 61.67%
6.67%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
21 55%
8.75%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
7 46.25%
2.92%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
11 43.33%
4.58%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
13 38.75%
5.42%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
9 33.33%
3.75%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
5 29.58%
2.08%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
5 27.5%
2.08%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
5 25.42%
2.08%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
3 23.33%
1.25%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
5 22.08%
2.08%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
11 20%
4.58%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 15.42%
0.83%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
6 14.58%
2.5%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
1 12.08%
0.42%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
3 11.67%
1.25%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
1 10.42%
0.42%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
6 10%
2.5%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 7.5%
0.42%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
3 7.08%
1.25%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
2 5.83%
0.83%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
1 5%
0.42%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
2 4.58%
0.83%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
2 3.75%
0.83%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
2 2.92%
0.83%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
5 2.08%
2.08%

Gender / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 111 $78,100 USD
2 Women 60 $62,600 USD

Education / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 49 $79,100 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 134 $66,200 USD
3 Some College 36 $63,300 USD
4 Doctorate Degree 2 $62,900 USD
5 High School 15 $61,200 USD
6 Bellow H. School 4 $48,100 USD

Experience / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 12-16 Years 11 $104,800 USD
2 20+ Years 43 $100,000 USD
3 16-20 Years 14 $85,800 USD
4 8-12 Years 43 $75,800 USD
5 4-8 Years 40 $52,200 USD
6 2-4 Years 37 $52,000 USD
7 1-2 Years 29 $51,000 USD
8 0-1 Year 23 $37,400 USD

Age / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 76-99 1 $240,900 USD
2 46-50 10 $108,700 USD
3 41-45 19 $106,100 USD
4 66-70 3 $96,700 USD
5 36-40 18 $93,200 USD
6 61-65 5 $83,600 USD
7 56-60 12 $79,100 USD
8 51-55 10 $77,800 USD
9 31-35 21 $74,700 USD
10 n/a 70 $55,300 USD
11 26-30 36 $53,200 USD
12 21-25 29 $42,900 USD
13 14-20 6 $34,300 USD

Work Type / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 31 $83,300 USD
2 Contract 37 $71,500 USD
3 Permanent 163 $65,400 USD
4 Part Time 9 $42,300 USD

States / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Wisconsin 2 $177,500 USD
2 Alabama 1 $100,000 USD
3 West Virginia 1 $94,000 USD
4 California 62 $83,400 USD
5 New York State 32 $82,700 USD
6 District Of Columbia (DC) 16 $79,900 USD
7 Maryland 1 $74,700 USD
8 Louisiana 3 $73,500 USD
9 Ohio 6 $70,600 USD
10 Virginia 1 $70,000 USD
11 Georgia 8 $68,800 USD
12 Alaska 1 $65,900 USD
13 Tennessee 3 $64,200 USD
14 Texas 17 $60,700 USD
15 Oregon 2 $58,800 USD
16 Florida 12 $54,500 USD
17 New Jersey 3 $53,000 USD
18 Illinois 7 $52,800 USD
19 Pennsylvania 2 $51,000 USD
20 Colorado 1 $50,000 USD
21 Indiana 4 $47,300 USD
22 South Carolina 2 $47,000 USD
23 Minnesota 2 $46,000 USD
24 Kentucky 2 $45,000 USD
25 Massachusetts 7 $44,900 USD
26 North Carolina 5 $41,200 USD
27 Arizona 5 $40,500 USD
28 Missouri 4 $40,500 USD
29 Nevada 1 $40,000 USD
30 Utah 2 $36,800 USD
31 South Dakota 1 $35,500 USD
32 Washington State 3 $35,000 USD
33 Oklahoma 4 $33,500 USD
34 New Mexico 2 $31,700 USD
35 Mississippi 1 $30,000 USD
36 Michigan 3 $28,100 USD
37 Nebraska 1 $28,000 USD

Cities / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Milwaukee 2 $177,500 USD
2 San Jose 2 $130,000 USD
3 El Paso 1 $100,000 USD
4 Birmingham, United States 1 $100,000 USD
5 Charleston, West Virginia 1 $94,000 USD
6 San Francisco 12 $91,700 USD
7 Los Angeles 35 $89,800 USD
8 St. Louis 1 $85,000 USD
9 New York City 31 $84,100 USD
10 Washington DC 16 $79,900 USD
11 Cincinnati 4 $79,200 USD
12 Chattanooga 1 $77,700 USD
13 Baton Rouge 2 $74,300 USD
14 Atlanta 8 $68,800 USD
15 Houston 2 $68,000 USD
16 Austin 4 $66,400 USD
17 Anchorage 1 $65,900 USD
18 Fort Wayne 2 $65,000 USD
19 Memphis 1 $62,000 USD
20 Miami 4 $61,300 USD
21 St. Paul 1 $60,000 USD
22 Philadelphia 1 $60,000 USD
23 --Other-- 10 $59,600 USD
24 Sacramento 4 $58,800 USD
25 Portland, Oregon 2 $58,800 USD
26 Orlando 5 $56,700 USD
27 Columbus 2 $53,500 USD
28 Newark 3 $53,000 USD
29 Chicago 7 $52,800 USD
30 Tampa 2 $52,500 USD
31 Dallas 2 $50,000 USD
32 Mesa 1 $50,000 USD
33 Aurora 1 $50,000 USD
34 Boston 6 $49,100 USD
35 Columbia, South Carolina 2 $47,000 USD
36 Peoria 1 $45,700 USD
37 Louisville 1 $45,000 USD
38 Lexington 1 $45,000 USD
39 Charlotte 3 $44,000 USD
40 Pittsburgh 1 $42,000 USD
41 San Antonio 4 $41,800 USD
42 Amarillo 2 $41,500 USD
43 Yonkers 1 $40,000 USD
44 Las Vegas 1 $40,000 USD
45 Seattle 2 $37,500 USD
46 Salt Lake City 2 $36,800 USD
47 San Diego 4 $36,300 USD
48 Tulsa 3 $36,300 USD
49 Phoenix 3 $35,700 USD
50 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1 $35,500 USD
51 San Bernardino 1 $32,000 USD
52 Albuquerque 2 $31,700 USD
53 Bakersfield 2 $31,000 USD
54 Jackson 1 $30,000 USD
55 Indianapolis 2 $29,500 USD
56 Grand Rapids 2 $27,500 USD
57 Kansas City 3 $25,600 USD
58 Worcester 1 $20,000 USD

Careers / Media / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 TV Producer 8 $145,000 USD
2 Media Manager 16 $99,800 USD
3 Film Producer 10 $83,800 USD
4 Digital Media 19 $82,200 USD
5 Interactive Media 10 $80,400 USD
6 Other Media Career 30 $77,900 USD
7 Cameraman 6 $72,000 USD
8 Music Producer 8 $71,600 USD
9 Weather Reporter 1 $62,800 USD
10 Web Producer 5 $61,500 USD
11 Social Media 8 $60,700 USD
12 Editor 39 $56,700 USD
13 Photographer 10 $56,300 USD
14 Journalist 21 $53,200 USD
15 TV Presenter 4 $51,300 USD
16 Video Producer 12 $50,500 USD
17 Game Producer 6 $46,000 USD
18 Media Coordinator 7 $43,200 USD
19 Radio Producer 10 $42,900 USD
20 Cameraman Assistant 1 $42,000 USD
21 Associate Producer 4 $41,500 USD
22 Sound Assistant 3 $40,200 USD
23 Radio Presenter 2 $33,400 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

45/45  Associate Publisher, Now Retired (Man)
Posted 17 May 2024

What I do?

"COO, Chief Operating Officer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $240,900 USD

44/45  Producer (Man)
Posted 06 September 2022

What I do?

"Produce Films."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $100,000 USD

43/45  Communications Strategist (Woman)
Posted 05 September 2022

What I do?

"I served as a Public Affairs and Communications consultant."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $63,000 USD

42/45  Small Business Owner (Man)
Posted 11 July 2022

What I do?

"Manage day to day operations of my business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Basic $25,000 USD

41/45  Creative Director (Man)
Posted 21 March 2022

What I do?

"Video and gaming tech."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles High School 12-16 Years Expert $130,000 USD

40/45  Freelance Writer (Woman)
Posted 03 January 2022

What I do?

"Research, write, photograph."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Mesa Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $50,000 USD

39/45  Head Programmer (Man)
Posted 11 October 2021

What I do?

"Managing app on day to day level."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles High School 1-2 Years Intermediate $100,000 USD

38/45  Digital Media Manager (Man)
Posted 14 September 2021

What I do?

"Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Leadership, Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $55,000 USD

37/45  Ancho Person (Man)
Posted 01 September 2021

What I do?

"Presenter."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
El Paso Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert $100,000 USD

36/45  Associate Producer (Man)
Posted 03 June 2021

What I do?

"Jack of many trades."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $50,400 USD

35/45  Prevention Media Specialist (Man)
Posted 28 May 2021

What I do?

"Illustrator Photoshop Premiere Pro."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Bernardino Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $32,000 USD

34/45  Web Editor (Woman)
Posted 16 November 2020

What I do?

"Editing, seo, wordpress."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $49,000 USD

33/45  Communication Specialist (Man)
Posted 17 August 2020

What I do?

"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."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Albuquerque Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $31,000 USD

32/45  Junior Level Designer (Woman)
Posted 17 June 2020

What I do?

"Masters in Interactive Entertainment, Unreal Engine 4, Perforce, Adobe Suite, Autodesk Maya, Rigging, Animmating, Music composition, Video Editing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $60,000 USD

31/45  Video Producer (Man)
Posted 25 May 2020

What I do?

"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."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $44,000 USD

30/45  Lead QA Engineer (Man)
Posted 22 April 2020

What I do?

"Managing multiple in-house, remote and international QA teams for a video game company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $65,000 USD

29/45  Art Manager (Man)
Posted 18 February 2020

What I do?

"I'm awesome at things I do."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

28/45  Managing Editor (Man)
Posted 14 January 2020

What I do?

"Oversees editorial process, planning, and quality control."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $170,000 USD

27/45  Cameraman (Man)
Posted 24 August 2019

What I do?

"Operate a video camera."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $109,200 USD

26/45  Curator (Woman)
Posted 05 August 2019

What I do?

"I create stage programming for conferences."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $250,000 USD

25/45  Content Creator (Man)
Posted 11 July 2019

What I do?

"Write and edit posts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $29,000 USD

24/45  Digital Asset Manager (Man)
Posted 08 July 2019

What I do?

"Mange digitally born photos, videos, and sound files."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $104,000 USD

23/45  Associate Producer (Man)
Posted 02 July 2019

What I do?

"Show production."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $65,000 USD

22/45  Freelance Photographer (Man)
Posted 21 June 2019

What I do?

"Assignments for corporations, ads and publications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

21/45  DIrector Of Publishing (Man)
Posted 12 June 2019

What I do?

"Public Relations, Editing, Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD

20/45  Editor (Woman)
Posted 31 May 2019

What I do?

"I edit things, I edit you, I edit the world."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cincinnati Some College 2-4 Years n/a $25,600 USD

19/45  Program Associate (Woman)
Posted 08 April 2019

What I do?

"Conduct research and manage operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $53,000 USD

18/45  Freelance (Man)
Posted 16 March 2019

What I do?

"Contract production work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $115,000 USD

17/45  Internet Sales Photographer (Man)
Posted 08 March 2019

What I do?

"Taking photos of cars."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Some College 1-2 Years n/a $16,000 USD

16/45  Publications Manager (Man)
Posted 28 February 2019

What I do?

"Edit reports, oversee online publication."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $70,000 USD

15/45  Video Editor (Man)
Posted 06 December 2018

What I do?

"Wedding video editor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark Some College 4-8 Years n/a $24,000 USD

14/45  Video Media Manager (Woman)
Posted 31 October 2018

What I do?

"Master Control, Ingest, Media Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $76,000 USD

13/45  Camera Woman (Woman)
Posted 08 September 2018

What I do?

"I take pictures."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Anchorage Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $65,900 USD

12/45  Art Director (Man)
Posted 21 July 2018

What I do?

"Art Direction of mobile games and applications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $170,000 USD

11/45  Photographer (Man)
Posted 02 June 2018

What I do?

"Taking pictures."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $112,000 USD

10/45  Production Director (Man)
Posted 02 June 2018

What I do?

"DJ and produce advertising."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Louisville Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $45,000 USD

9/45  Level Designer (Man)
Posted 13 May 2018

What I do?

"Design and implement levels."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $65,000 USD

8/45  Meteorologist (Man)
Posted 09 May 2018

What I do?

"Weather stuff make reports and analyze data."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $62,800 USD

7/45  Portrait Artist (Woman)
Posted 12 December 2017

What I do?

"Wedding, event and portrait photography."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 4-8 Years n/a $20,000 USD

6/45  Editorial Director (Woman)
Posted 11 October 2017

What I do?

"Managing teams, editing, design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $90,000 USD

5/45  Media Manager (Man)
Posted 10 October 2017

What I do?

"Web design, graphic design, press releases, media, manage volunteers, direct video."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $24,000 USD

4/45  Editor, Production And Rights Manager (Man)
Posted 29 September 2017

What I do?

"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. )."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Yonkers Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $40,000 USD

3/45  Reporter (Woman)
Posted 19 September 2017

What I do?

"Health care and consumer reporter."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $30,000 USD

2/45  Video And Multimedia Producer (Woman)
Posted 28 August 2017

What I do?

"Create media from conception to delivery."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $60,000 USD

1/45  Cinematographer (Man)
Posted 05 July 2017

What I do?

"Lighting, visual storytelling. A Cinematographers role is to determine the look and feel of a visual work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Pittsburgh High School 4-8 Years n/a $42,000 USD


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