Salary for Producers and Directors

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 arts and communications professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Producers and directors are positions which involve creative and managerial skills. These individuals make decisions regarding the script, cast, choreography, set, sound, and special effects of live and recorded performances. Their work may be in educational, instruction, entertainment, and informational spheres. The minimum educationals requirements for these occupations are a combination of some college education and significant experience in film, television or theater.

A Producer or Director earns an average salary of somewhere between 72000 to 108000 based on levels of tenure. Producers and Directors receive an average wage of Ninety One Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Producers and Directors receive the highest pay in California, where they can get average compensation of approximating $120530. This group of people are paid at the highest average level in Information, where they can receive an average job salary of $105970.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.62 percent nationwide in that time.
Producers and Directors tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $105,970
Information $93,300
Manufacturing $83,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises $72,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $72,460
Accommodation and Food Services $68,900
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $48,930
Wholesale Trade $51,270
Other Services (except Public Administration) $57,290
Retail Trade $58,260
Educational Services $61,750
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $66,820