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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Salaries in Ireland 2020

How much money does a person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment make in Ireland?


Average Yearly Salary
35,400 EUR
( 2,950 EUR monthly)

LOW
17,700
EUR
AVERAGE
35,400
EUR
HIGH
68,700
EUR

A person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Ireland typically earns around 35,400 EUR per year. Salaries range from 17,700 EUR (lowest average) to 68,700 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Artist36,700 EUR
3D Designer35,300 EUR
3D Generalist30,700 EUR
3D Visualization Specialist37,100 EUR
Acrobatic Rigger23,800 EUR
Actor49,100 EUR
Associate Media Director39,300 EUR
Associate Producer53,100 EUR
Broadcast Associate25,100 EUR
Broadcast News Analyst35,500 EUR
Broadcast Technician22,900 EUR
Broadcasting Journalist44,600 EUR
Broadcasting Presenter48,200 EUR
Camera Equipment Repairer24,900 EUR
Cartoonist / Animator35,700 EUR
CAS Engineer37,700 EUR
Censorship Executive42,900 EUR
Choreographer32,800 EUR
Colorist18,800 EUR
Communications Manager52,400 EUR
Correspondent41,900 EUR
Dance Director36,800 EUR
Dancer32,800 EUR
Director of Photography37,600 EUR
Disc Jockey24,900 EUR
Editorial Assistant20,000 EUR
Events Manager38,600 EUR
Graphic Designer24,300 EUR
Illustrator28,800 EUR
Instructional Designer22,700 EUR
Journalist47,100 EUR
Makeup Artist23,700 EUR
Media Design Manager67,200 EUR
Media Equipment Operator20,000 EUR
Media Operations Manager47,700 EUR
Media Producer44,700 EUR
Media Product Development Manager60,900 EUR
Media Program Director67,200 EUR
Media Relations Manager63,700 EUR
Media Sales Manager72,100 EUR
Movement and Dance Coordinator35,800 EUR
Multimedia Coordinator24,700 EUR
Multimedia Designer24,800 EUR
Music Consultant32,800 EUR
Musician26,700 EUR
News Associate34,200 EUR
News Reporter45,500 EUR
Producer61,800 EUR
Product Designer25,500 EUR
Production Artist34,400 EUR
Production Assistant22,600 EUR
Production Director52,200 EUR
Production Technician21,600 EUR
Program Researcher41,000 EUR
Promotion Coordinator30,700 EUR
Sound Engineer31,000 EUR
Stage Technician19,500 EUR
Sub Editor22,800 EUR
Television Executive Producer73,300 EUR
Transmission Engineer35,400 EUR
Video Editor28,800 EUR
Video Producer36,100 EUR
Videographer33,200 EUR
Visual Designer34,200 EUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries in Ireland range from 17,700 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 68,700 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 32,600 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 32,600 EUR while the other half are earning more than 32,600 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 22,600 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 22,600 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 46,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 46,600 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Ireland who work in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
36,200 EUR
Female-4%
34,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment professionals in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

51% of surveyed staff in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
49%
No Bonus
51%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Hourly Average Wage in Ireland


17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 17 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 17 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment and Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is 8% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork39,700 EUR
Dublin41,500 EUR
Galway35,900 EUR
Limerick38,300 EUR
Waterford34,100 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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