Salary for Talent 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

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The role of a talent director is to determine the talent needs of a given production, and to audition, interview, and select the appropriate talent. They find the talent needs for television, radio, film, and stage productions, and may maintain files on performers and/or work as liasons between agents and directors. They may also assist in contract negotiations, and attend productions and performances to stay informed regarding the available talent. The majority of individuals in this profession have at least some college educaiton, although it is not required for the occupation.

A Talent Director will most likely earn wages that can range from $36,070 and $184,660 based on tenure and industry expertise. can get an average pay level of ninety-six thousand six hundred and ninety dollars each year.

receive the highest compensation in California, where they earn average job salaries of just about $126,220. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive average pay levels of $112,710.

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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

Talent Directors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$112,710
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$98,790
Information
$97,780
Manufacturing
$95,250
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$92,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$92,030

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,880
Educational Services
$66,430
Retail Trade
$76,060
Finance and Insurance
$77,550
Public Administration
$78,330
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$82,480