Salary for Producers and Directors

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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!

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 and Director earns salaries somewhere between $36,070 - $184,660 based on seniority levels. usually receive a pay level of ninety-six thousand six hundred and ninety dollars yearly.

are compensated at the highest average salary in California, where they earn normal pay levels of close to $126,220. These employees make the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive average wages 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.


Producers and 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)