TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors. Salaries average out to around $57K annually and spread from $30K to $121K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,405 - $121,370
$31K
$57K
$120K
MEDIAN: $56,961
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90%

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$10.72 - $51.82
$11
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$52
MEDIAN: $16.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,405 - $121,370  
   
Bonus
$966 - $10,365  
Total Pay (?
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$29,823 - $120,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $34.57  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$966 - $10,365  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,823 - $120,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

Producer-directors of TV/cable broadcasts are responsible for all aspects of their broadcasting stations' programming and content, and they also interview and hire anchors and senior staff and meet with program sponsors.

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Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Tasks

  • Write scripts, gather, evaluate, and assemble footage.
  • Edit, quality control, and distribute videos.
  • Direct actors and technical staff to create and produce footage.

Common Career Paths for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast


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While not commonly seen, TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors who transition into an Executive Television Producer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Executive Television Producers is $84K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

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


TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,562

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors that is 104 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+62 percent) and Los Angeles (+61 percent).

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast?

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast in New York:
"Show Value From The Get-Go."
Choose a job that fits your skills and surround yourself with a team that speak your artistic / creative language. If there is anything you think you can do better, do it. Fight for taking ownership of an aspect of the company that you know you can lead.

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast in New York:
"Internships a plus."
**This is MY two cents for people interested in the Entertainment world.** While I went to the School of Visual Arts I met many folks who would later run in and out of my career at various points. This version of networking has many benefits, your familiar with that person and from time to time you may need that person to help undertake a project. Add to that, internships in YOUR related field and you can only grow in leaps. So many times I hear stories of people perhaps misplacing their time interning in places other then their own field of interest and I always wonder why. The right internship not only will give you direct knowledge to how the business actually works but most likely give a "go-getter" a great job because as anyone will tell you, once you find a good person you'll be hard pressed to let them go. So stop by your local TV/Radio Station. Marketing firm, Playhouse, etc. These are a step in the right direction.

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Key Stats for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salaries

National Average
$54,000

directing
up arrow 7%


Graphic Design
up arrow 39%

Adobe After Effects
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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