Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

The average TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Director in the United States earns approximately $57K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors is high. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,388 - $120,816

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$12.03 - $48.94

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Salary
$33,388 - $120,816  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
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$30,330 - $120,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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$12.03 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$17.66 - $88.77  
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$0.00 - $10,850  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,330 - $120,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

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

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Popular Skills for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast


TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Video Editing, directing, Graphic Design, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Adobe After Effects as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Graphic Design and directing also typically command lower compensation. Those with knowledge of Adobe After Effects tend to be skilled in Video Editing as well.

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 92 percent. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+16 percent).

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Advice

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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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Experience Affects Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

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

National Average
$55,000


directing
up arrow 9%

Graphic Design
up arrow 16%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 45%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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