Salary for Media Programming Directors

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Program directors use metrics such as viewer demographics, program ratings, community needs, and time to create programming schedules for television and radio stations. They may review program logs to ensure that Federal Communications Commission regulations are met, and serve as supervisors to other personnel involved in the broadcasting and programming fields. They may also determine employee schedules, develop programming ideas, and prepare material for broadcast. A high school diploma or the equivalent, and experience working in broadcasting or programming are required for this position.

A Media Programming Director gets an average compensation that can range from $36,070 to $184,660 depending on experience. will normally get a salary of ninety-six thousand six hundred and ninety dollars annually.

can obtain the highest salaries in California, where they get an average salary rate of near $126,220. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive compensation, on average, of $112,710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 35.01 percent nationwide in that time.


Media Programming Directors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Other Services (except Public Administration)