Salary for Technical Directors/Managers

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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Technical directors and managers train, supervise and coordinate the actions of individuals employed in radio and television technical departments. These professionals monitor broadcasts to ensure compliance with Federal Communications Commission, program, and network regulations and policies. They also may schedule studio time, test equipment, and work with input from photography directors, video editors, prodcution managers, and directors. A high school diploma is the minimum education requirement for this position, although many technical directors and managers have some college education.

A Technical Director/Manager receives an average pay level that can range from 72000 - 108000 based on experience and education levels. Technical Directors/Managers get average salaries of Ninety One Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Technical Directors/Managers have the highest pay levels in California, which has an average salary rate of close to $120530. Professionals that work in this career can expect the highest salaries in Information, where they can receive average pay 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.
Technical Directors/Managers 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