Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States can expect wages of $58K per year on average. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors survey respondents are men (71 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,079 - $122,566
(Median)
$31K
$58K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,545
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$11.08 - $49.13
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$11
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,079 - $122,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,926  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
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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$29,710 - $122,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $49.13  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
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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$29,710 - $122,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

The fast-paced position of a cable broadcast producer/director requires not only holding auditions for shows, but also selecting qualified cast members for these shows. They must be able to identify and select scripts to best serve the audience being targeted by the corporation, and they must also have the skills to manage fiscal budgets designated for all shows set forth by the corporation. Interpersonal skills are also important in order to work well with crew members and ensure that the production process is as safe and efficient as possible.

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Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Tasks

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

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. 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 $68K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,455

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

With a pay rate for TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors that is 97 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 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 14%

National Average
$54,000

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

National Average
$54,000


directing
up arrow 8%

Graphic Design
up arrow 15%

Adobe After Effects
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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