Producer or Director Salary

Producer or Directors in the United States can expect wages of $68K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men make up a slight majority of Producer or Directors (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Women Producer or Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most Producer or Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,662 - $111,822
$37K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,762
10%
50%
90%

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$13.00 - $75.00
$13
$27
$75
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
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$0$118K
Salary $36,662 - $111,822
Bonus $1,468 - $19,866
Profit Sharing $3,000
Commission $4,000
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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$35,430 - $118,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 163
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $13.00 - $75.00
Overtime $32.25
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $1,468 - $19,866
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$35,430 - $118,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Producer or Director

Directors and producers work in an office environment overseeing a group of employees to make sure that their work meets company standards. They meet regularly with management to establish goals and procedures, continuously making sure that satisfactory progress is being made. In addition, a director or producer meets with lower-level employees to address any concerns they might have and to get input on how to make processes run more smoothly. Depending on the industry, a director or producer also works directly with clients.

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Producer or Director Tasks

  • Schedule, supervise, and lead day-to-day video, and/or radio production.
  • Guide vendor selection and negotiations, ensuring schedules are met.
  • Oversee shooting and recording of content, including judging if material will be suitable.
  • Contribute to bidding, pre-production, and final packaging of products.

Common Career Paths for Producer or Director


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Though not the most common occurrence, Producer or Directors sometimes become Executive Producers, where the average income is $97K per year. Becoming a TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Producer or Directors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Director is $47K. Another frequent advance is for Producer or Directors to assume an Executive Television Producer role; in this role, workers often take home $84K.

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Popular Skills for Producer or Director


Survey results show that Producer or Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Production Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Video Editing. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Producer or Director

Pay by Experience for a Producer or Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Producer or Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Producer or Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Producer or Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 62 salaries. A Producer or Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,003

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

Producer or Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Producer or Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+38 percent) and Seattle (+23 percent). The lowest-paying market is Washington, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Charlotte and Portland earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 13 percent.

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Key Stats for Producer or Director

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Producer or Director Salaries

▲28%

▲8%

National Average
$69,000

▼2%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Producer or Director Salaries



National Average
$69,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 28%
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