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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Salaries in United Kingdom 2024

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

Average Yearly Salary
67,100 GBP
( 5,590 GBP monthly)

All salary figures displayed here are per year except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom typically earns around 67,100 GBP. Salaries range from 32,700 GBP (lowest average) to 127,000 GBP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment domain in United Kingdom exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
3D Artist64,600 GBP
3D Designer59,100 GBP
3D Generalist51,500 GBP
3D Visualization Specialist65,400 GBP
Acrobatic Rigger44,500 GBP
Actor82,400 GBP
Art Administrator67,400 GBP
Art Director84,000 GBP
Art Lead86,000 GBP
Artificial Intelligence Generated Art Creator61,400 GBP
Associate Media Director72,200 GBP
Associate Producer91,200 GBP
Broadcast and Sound Engineer58,500 GBP
Broadcast Associate45,100 GBP
Broadcast News Analyst65,500 GBP
Broadcast Technician40,400 GBP
Broadcasting Journalist83,400 GBP
Broadcasting Presenter83,100 GBP
Camera Equipment Repairer43,100 GBP
Camera Operator39,600 GBP
Cartoonist / Animator64,500 GBP
CAS Engineer67,500 GBP
Censorship Executive72,100 GBP
Chief Social Media Officer110,000 GBP
Choreographer57,800 GBP
Colorist33,900 GBP
Communications Manager96,200 GBP
Content Moderator56,500 GBP
Correspondent72,100 GBP
Dance Director68,700 GBP
Dancer56,700 GBP
Digital Content Manager93,800 GBP
Digital Music Promoter77,900 GBP
Director of Photography67,700 GBP
Disc Jockey41,700 GBP
Drone Cinematographer65,400 GBP
Editorial Assistant35,800 GBP
Events Manager66,200 GBP
Graphic Designer43,600 GBP
Illustrator52,100 GBP
Industrial Designer43,000 GBP
Influencer Marketing Manager85,900 GBP
Influencer Outreach Specialist69,000 GBP
Instructional Designer41,700 GBP
Internet Community Manager60,400 GBP
Internet Radio Producer102,000 GBP
Journalist82,800 GBP
Live Streaming Moderator57,000 GBP
Live Streaming Producer87,800 GBP
Live Streaming Specialist62,900 GBP
Makeup Artist45,800 GBP
Media Design Manager118,000 GBP
Media Equipment Operator35,900 GBP
Media Operations Manager88,000 GBP
Media Planner61,900 GBP
Media Producer86,500 GBP
Media Product Development Manager109,000 GBP
Media Production Manager110,000 GBP
Media Program Director126,000 GBP
Media Relation Executive121,000 GBP
Media Relations Manager123,000 GBP
Media Sales Manager131,000 GBP
Movement and Dance Coordinator66,000 GBP
Multimedia Coordinator44,200 GBP
Multimedia Designer45,500 GBP
Music Consultant63,100 GBP
Music Producer97,200 GBP
Musician47,800 GBP
News Associate62,100 GBP
News Reporter76,400 GBP
Online Community Moderator57,100 GBP
Podcast Advertising Specialist62,200 GBP
Podcast Producer67,400 GBP
Post Production Assistant41,600 GBP
Producer109,000 GBP
Product Designer42,800 GBP
Product Planner58,000 GBP
Production Artist59,000 GBP
Production Assistant42,300 GBP
Production Director90,500 GBP
Production Technician38,300 GBP
Program Researcher70,700 GBP
Promotion Coordinator55,800 GBP
Social Media Compliance Manager74,200 GBP
Social Media Compliance Officer65,400 GBP
Sound Engineer58,300 GBP
Sound Engineering Technician35,000 GBP
Stage Technician34,500 GBP
Sub Editor40,500 GBP
Television Executive Producer133,000 GBP
Transmission Engineer64,300 GBP
Video Editor48,400 GBP
Video Producer65,700 GBP
Videographer61,900 GBP
Virtual / Augmented Reality Content Creator100,000 GBP
Virtual Set Designer72,000 GBP
Virtual Staging Specialist69,000 GBP
Visual Designer63,800 GBP
Visual Effects Artist65,500 GBP
Voiceover Artist60,300 GBP

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in United Kingdom

Median and salary distribution United Kingdom Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment yearly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
71,100 GBP or more
10% of people earn
61,600 to 71,100 GBP
20% of people earn
40,700 GBP or less
65% of people earn
40,700 to 61,600 GBP
Minimum Salary
32,700 GBP
62,500 GBP
127,000 GBP

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per year except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom range from 32,700 GBP (starting average salary) to 127,000 GBP (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is 62,500 GBP, implying that half of the workforce in United Kingdom earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom earn less than 51,100 GBP, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 73,800 GBP, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 40,700 GBP to 61,600 GBP. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 40,700 GBP mark, while 10% ranged from 61,600 GBP to 71,100 GBP. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 71,100 GBP or higher.

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 in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom 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.

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.

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.
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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom, below are our findings.

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 certificate 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 United Kingdom costs anywhere from 29,700 GBP to 89,100 GBP and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment / United Kingdom

Salary comparison by gender United Kingdom Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment yearly
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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? In the field of Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 4%.

68,500 GBP
65,500 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Kingdom for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment / United Kingdom

How much are annual salary increments in United Kingdom for individuals working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Kingdom Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
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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.

United Kingdom / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Kingdom
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 United Kingdom is 7%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment / United Kingdom

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Kingdom Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
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44% of surveyed staff in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Hourly Average Wage / Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment / United Kingdom

32 GBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom is 32 GBP.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom is 16 GBP. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aberdeen67,400 GBP
Abingdon62,600 GBP
Armagh66,800 GBP
Bangor59,100 GBP
Belfast70,800 GBP
Birmingham80,200 GBP
Bradford76,100 GBP
Brighton74,100 GBP
Bristol79,000 GBP
Cambridge67,900 GBP
Canterbury63,800 GBP
Cardiff73,200 GBP
Chester65,900 GBP
Coventry76,500 GBP
Derby74,500 GBP
Derry63,600 GBP
Dundee65,500 GBP
Durham65,400 GBP
Edinburgh72,800 GBP
Exeter69,000 GBP
Glasgow74,900 GBP
Gloucester68,400 GBP
Hartlepool67,000 GBP
Inverness59,800 GBP
Kingston upon Hull76,300 GBP
Kirkwall57,900 GBP
Leeds80,600 GBP
Leicester77,800 GBP
Lincoln70,100 GBP
Lisburn61,700 GBP
Liverpool80,100 GBP
London81,600 GBP
Manchester79,600 GBP
Newcastle76,100 GBP
Newport66,600 GBP
Newry63,700 GBP
Norwich69,700 GBP
Nottingham76,900 GBP
Oxford72,000 GBP
Peterborough72,800 GBP
Plymouth75,000 GBP
Poole70,800 GBP
Portsmouth73,700 GBP
Ripon63,800 GBP
Salisbury66,000 GBP
Sheffield80,400 GBP
Somerset77,300 GBP
Southampton74,700 GBP
St Davids58,000 GBP
Stirling62,600 GBP
Stromness57,400 GBP
Strontian56,800 GBP
Swansea69,400 GBP
Truro64,700 GBP
Wakefield61,200 GBP
Wells57,400 GBP
Winchester60,000 GBP
Wolverhampton68,600 GBP
York66,700 GBP

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
England128,000 GBP
Northern Ireland61,200 GBP
Scotland94,100 GBP
Wales63,700 GBP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in United Kingdom is 4% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
69,700 GBP
Public Sector+4%
72,800 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 62,500 GBP and 73,800 GBP. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in United Kingdom ranges from 32,700 GBP to 51,100 GBP. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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