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Executive Producer, Television Productions Salary

An Executive Producer, Television Productions earns an average salary of $89,033 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$47,451 - $182,140
MEDIAN: $89,033

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$47,451 - $182,140  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$46,607 - $192,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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Job Description for Executive Producer, Television Productions

An executive producer in television productions, sometimes known as a "head producer," is primarily responsible for managing all operations related to a particular television program. Education requirements are not strict for this position, although many executive producers have an educational background in film, journalism, or production management.


Executive Producer, Television Productions Tasks

  • Supervise postproduction, including first and final cuts.
  • Liaise between networks, financial backers, and production companies.
  • Create and develop television programming that meet advertising, ratings, and finance criteria.
  • Set budgets, schedules, and quality benchmarks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Producer, Television Productions

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Executive Producer, Television Productions Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%