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Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

Median pay for TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States is around $55K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. The majority of TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,766 - $117,205
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$120K
MEDIAN: $55,058
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$11.84 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$31,766 - $117,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,719  
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$29,941 - $116,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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$11.84 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $100.00  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $10,719  
   
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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$29,941 - $116,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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 only report a few specific skills. 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $66K on average.

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 98 percent. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

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

National Average
$53,000


directing
up arrow 7%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
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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