How much does a Media Director make?

Updated May 5, 2021

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$103,015 /yr
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354 salaries

$56K

Low

$103K

Average

$188K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Media Director is $103,015 in United States. Filter by location to see Media Director salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 354 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Media Director employees.

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Starcom Worldwide
3.7

Starcom Worldwide

Media Director

$104,634

 /yr
Range: $63K - $150K
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$63K

$150K

$63,345 - $150,000 Range

Performics
3.8

Performics

Media Director

$109,571

 /yr
Range: $84K - $150K

$84K

$150K

$84,468 - $150,000 Range

Horizon Media
4.1

Horizon Media

Media Director

$140,000

 /yr
Range: $80K - $194K

$80K

$194K

$80,438 - $193,932 Range

Blue 449
2.8

Blue 449

Media Director

$130,034

 /yr
Range: $42K - $233K

$42K

$233K

$42,474 - $233,487 Range

Spark Foundry
3.4

Spark Foundry

Media Director

$143,867

 /yr
Range: $70K - $176K

$70K

$176K

$69,644 - $176,366 Range

Mindshare
3.8

Mindshare

Media Director

$141,405

 /yr
Range: $92K - $167K

$92K

$167K

$92,093 - $167,100 Range

MediaCom
3.7

MediaCom

Media Director

$136,604

 /yr
Range: $77K - $161K

$77K

$161K

$76,807 - $161,062 Range

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PHD Worldwide
3.5

PHD Worldwide

Media Director

$112,840

 /yr
Range: $39K - $152K

$39K

$152K

$38,685 - $151,633 Range

CMI Media Group
3.7

CMI Media Group

Media Director

$113,461

 /yr
Range: $98K - $141K

$98K

$141K

$97,624 - $140,877 Range

Harmelin Media
4

Harmelin Media

Media Director

$88,880

 /yr
Range: $75K - $119K

$75K

$119K

$75,000 - $119,415 Range

GSD&M
4.2

GSD&M

Media Director

$79,278

 /yr
Range: $55K - $123K

$55K

$123K

$55,173 - $122,607 Range

True North Inc.
4.2

True North Inc.

Media Director

$83,457

 /yr
Range: $39K - $201K

$39K

$201K

$38,914 - $201,180 Range

GroupM
3.8

GroupM

Media Director

$174,655

 /yr
Range: $80K - $263K

$80K

$263K

$80,000 - $263,274 Range

Publicis Groupe
3.7

Publicis Groupe

Media Director

$115,400

 /yr
Range: $94K - $133K

$94K

$133K

$94,054 - $133,357 Range

Dentsu Aegis Network
3.4

Dentsu Aegis Network

Media Director

$147,455

 /yr
Range: $87K - $163K

$87K

$163K

$86,995 - $163,215 Range

Spark Communications
3

Spark Communications

Media Director

$118,554

 /yr
Range: $74K - $204K

$74K

$204K

$73,770 - $203,909 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Media Director

$120,185

 /yr
Range: $56K - $135K

$56K

$135K

$56,078 - $134,950 Range

Campbell Ewald
3.8

Campbell Ewald

Media Director

$161,851

 /yr
Range: $67K - $184K

$67K

$184K

$66,828 - $183,621 Range

DeanHouston
3.4

DeanHouston

Media Director

$64,627

 /yr
Range: $63K - $69K

$63K

$69K

$62,772 - $69,196 Range

McCann Worldgroup
3.6

McCann Worldgroup

Media Director

$61,959

 /yr
Range: $28K - $164K

$28K

$164K

$27,705 - $163,794 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Media Director salaries

The average salary for a Media Director is $103,015 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 354 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Media Director employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Media Director in United States is $188,013 per year.

The lowest salary for a Media Director in United States is $56,443 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$69,000
per year
A Digital Media Director in the Tulsa, OK Area area reported making $69,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tulsa, OK Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$67,000
per year
A Media Director in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $67,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$127,000
per year
A Media Director in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $127,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$166,000
per year
A DIrector of Media Production, FIlm Program Director, Consultant in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $166,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$53,980
per year
A Director of Media Relations in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $53,980 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$85,000
per year
A Director of Media and Communications in the Louisville, KY Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Louisville, KY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$82,596
per year
A Director of Media and Marketing in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $82,596 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$107,711
per year
A Director of Media Relations in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $107,711 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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