Casting Director Salary

A Casting Director earns an average salary of $60,805 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$38,280 - $137,951
$38K
$62K
$140K
MEDIAN: $62,404
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$37,000 - $135,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Casting Director

  • Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
  • Recommend actors for roles and negotiate contracts with agents.
  • Read scripts.
  • Meet with directors, producers and others involved in the project.

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Pay by Experience Level for Casting Director

Pay by Experience for a Casting Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Casting Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Casting Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Casting Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 8 salaries. A Casting Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Casting Director

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Casting Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 64%
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