Salary for Media Technical Directors and Managers

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Also known as:  Broadcast Producer, Casting Director, Film Maker, Independent Film Maker, Independent Video Producer, Motion Picture Director, Movie Producer, Music Video Director, Music Video Producer, News Production Supervisor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Technical directors and managers train, supervise and coordinate the actions of individuals employed in radio and television technical departments. These professionals monitor broadcasts to ensure compliance with Federal Communications Commission, program, and network regulations and policies. They also may schedule studio time, test equipment, and work with input from photography directors, video editors, prodcution managers, and directors. A high school diploma is the minimum education requirement for this position, although many technical directors and managers have some college education.

A Media Technical Director and Manager will usually earn a compensation of around $36,070 to $184,660 based on the level of experience. can get an average pay level of ninety-six thousand six hundred and ninety dollars each year.

can expect the most salary in California, where they receive pay levels, on average, of just about $126,220. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get 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 Technical Directors and Managers 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)