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Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors (67 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,824 - $116,735
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$55K
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MEDIAN: $54,899
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$11.95 - $49.49
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,824 - $116,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,766  
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$30,191 - $116,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,766  
   
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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$30,191 - $116,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors who took the survey. Those who have experience with Video Editing, directing, and Adobe After Effects can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Adobe After Effects as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. directing and Video Editing also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Adobe After Effects also know Video Editing.

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

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


For many TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. On average, TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors make $61K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 97 percent above the national average. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+18 percent).

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$53,000

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

National Average
$53,000


directing
up arrow 8%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%
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