Salary for Program 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

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Program directors use metrics such as viewer demographics, program ratings, community needs, and time to create programming schedules for television and radio stations. They may review program logs to ensure that Federal Communications Commission regulations are met, and serve as supervisors to other personnel involved in the broadcasting and programming fields. They may also determine employee schedules, develop programming ideas, and prepare material for broadcast. A high school diploma or the equivalent, and experience working in broadcasting or programming are required for this position.

A Program Director can earn an average wage in a range of 72000 to 108000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Program Directors will most likely receive wages of Ninety One Thousand One Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Program Directors obtain the most salary in California, where they receive average pay scales of near $120530. Employees with these jobs receive the best pay in Information, where they can receive normal pay levels 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.
INDUSTRIES
Program 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
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