Producer or Director Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Producer or Director is $55,639 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Producer or Director Total Pay (?
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$34,351 - $102,614
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MEDIAN: $55,639
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Producer or Director Total Pay (?
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$11.81 - $51.82
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,351 - $102,614  
   
Bonus
$72.27 - $12,365  
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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$31,632 - $108,048  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$18.60 - $62.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$72.27 - $12,365  
   
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).
)
$31,632 - $108,048  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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
  • Oversee shooting and recording of content, including judging if material will be suitable.
  • Contribute to bidding, pre-production, and final packaging of products.
  • Schedule, supervise, and lead day-to-day video, and/or radio production.
  • Guide vendor selection and negotiations, ensuring schedules are met.
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Pay by Experience Level for Producer or Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 68%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
National Average
$54,000
Seattle
up arrow 25%
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Experience Affects Producer or Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%
Late-Career
up arrow 34%
National Average
$54,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Producer or Director Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 66%
Video Editing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$54,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 19%
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