Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than half of TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors. Salaries average out to around $56K annually and spread from $30K to $117K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more male TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,828 - $112,779
$31K
$56K
$110K
MEDIAN: $56,242
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50%
90%

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$10.69 - $72.21
$11
$18
$72
MEDIAN: $17.94
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$0$116K
Salary $30,828 - $112,779
Bonus $103.04 - $10,229
Profit Sharing $22,500
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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$29,697 - $116,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $72.21
Overtime $0.00 - $31.17
Annual Data $0$116K
Bonus $103.04 - $10,229
Profit Sharing $22,500
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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$29,697 - $116,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

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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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TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Executive Television Producer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $84K per year.

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

Pay by Experience for a Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast has a positive trend. An entry-level Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 88 salaries. A Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,378

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors, 95 percent above the national average. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+60 percent) and Los Angeles (+56 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
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

▲18%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salaries

directing
▲1%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

Graphic Design
▼39%

Adobe After Effects
▼44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%
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