Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States take home an average $54K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,766 - $118,081
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MEDIAN: $54,183
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$11.64 - $48.72
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Salary
$31,766 - $118,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,599  
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$29,811 - $117,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $48.72  
   
Overtime
$17.30 - $99.67  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,599  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,811 - $117,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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 usually 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Adobe After Effects to be familiar with 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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. 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 $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


For TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$52,000

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

National Average
$52,000

Video Editing
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directing
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Adobe After Effects
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 18%