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Film/TV Producer Salary (United States)

A Film/TV Producer earns an average salary of $59,351 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management and Production Management.
Film/TV Producer Salary (?
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$34,818 - $122,142
(Median)
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120K
MEDIAN: $59,351
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Film/TV Producer Salary (?
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$11.92 - $49.83
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,818 - $122,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$32,823 - $121,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$4.07 - $84.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
)
$32,823 - $121,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Film/TV Producer

Being a Television or Movie Producer is for anyone who has a penchant for micromanagement, is willing to find and secure funding, and has an eye for scripts that will work great on camera. The Producer has to be everything on the set. They need to review the scripts that are offered to them, find the money to fund everything, and then make sure that their staff get the job done as brilliantly as possible. There is no master’s degree in video production, but there are relevant fields that can help. Getting a bachelor’s in writing, management, the arts, acting, or similar areas can be a great way to prepare yourself.
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Film/TV Producer Tasks
  • Oversee budgeting, staffing, talent recruitment, and technical crews.
  • Edit and add graphics and credits to footage.
  • Create, write, produce, shoot, and edit television commercials and/or programs.
  • Coordinate with writers and editors to produce timely pieces.

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Pay by Experience Level for Film/TV Producer

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

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$59,000
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Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Film/TV Producer Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Film/TV Producer Salaries

Technical Writing
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National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 29%