Film Director Salary

The average salary for a Film Director is $58,244 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$29,963 - $145,972
$30K
$58K
$150K
MEDIAN: $58,244
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50%
90%

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$11.48 - $76.00
$11
$34
$76
MEDIAN: $34.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,963 - $145,972  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,081 - $141,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $76.00  
   
Overtime
$52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$29,081 - $141,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Film Director

Film directors possess ultimate creative control over their projects, be they feature-length films, documentaries, or other formats. Film directors have control over selecting scripts, input (if not total control) in the hiring of personnel, and the responsibility to exercise control over any creative and technical aspects of the film within the budget and contracts of those involved. Their role may be analogous to that of a construction project manager with regard to overseeing many disparate personnel and smaller projects to make up the whole.

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Pay by Experience Level for Film Director

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,322

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Key Stats for Film Director

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Film Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

Experienced
▲37%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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