Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States pull down an average of $58K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Male TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,079 - $122,566
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$31K
$58K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,545
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$11.08 - $49.13
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$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

  • 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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Professional skills reported by TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors are few in number. 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. Video Editing is a skill commonly found among those who know directing.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. 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 $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,455

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

For TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 97 percent above the national average. 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
up arrow 5%

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
up arrow 44%

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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