Salary for Producers

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 hire principal cast members, directors, and key production staff, secure funding sources, review and select scripts, supervise and coordinate writing and editing, mediate personal disputes that arise during a show, and conductive numerous administrative duties during the run of a show or the filming of a film or program. These professionals may also conduct research and reveiw rehearsals, recordings, and film to ensure that broadcast or production standards are met. A Bachelor's degree is often required for this position.

A Producer will most likely earn a salary ranging between 72000 to 108000 based on education and experience. Producers can expect a pay level of Ninety One Thousand One Hundred dollars per year.

Producers can make the most money in California, where they get job pay of close to $120530. People in this category of job are paid at the highest level in Information, where they receive average job salaries 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 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