Producer or Director Salary

Producer or Directors in the United States can expect wages of $64K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Producer or Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Women Producer or Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Men make up a slight majority of Producer or Directors (50 percent) who responded to the survey. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,199 - $108,261
$36K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,139
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$13.09 - $74.50
$13
$34
$74
MEDIAN: $33.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,199 - $108,261  
   
Bonus
$1,510 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$35,058 - $118,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $74.50  
   
Overtime
$32.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,510 - $20,273  
   
Commission
$6,000  
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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$35,058 - $118,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Producer or Directors do not often transition into Executive Producer roles. The role averages $97K per year. A TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Director role is the most common promotion for Producer or Directors moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $47K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Producer or Directors is an Executive Television Producer position, where earnings are usually $84K.

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Popular Skills for Producer or Director


Producer or Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Project Management and Production Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Video Editing. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know 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: $65,362

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

For Producer or Directors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 56 percent greater than the national average. Producer or Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+45 percent) and Seattle (+30 percent). In Washington, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Charlotte and Portland earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 8 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 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Producer or Director Salaries

▲35%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$65,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Producer or Director Salaries



National Average
$65,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 29%
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