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Film Director Salary

The average salary for a Film Director is $71,216 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.

$30,000 - $170,000
(Median)
$30K
$71K
$170K
MEDIAN: $71,215
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$30,000 - $170,000  
   
Bonus
$17.50 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,087 - $173,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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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Experience Affects Film Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 44%
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