Production Director, Film/TV Salary

TV & Film Production Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $130K per year, median earnings come to $85K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male TV & Film Production Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,722 - $126,440
(Median)
$41K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,000
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90%

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$9.91 - $28.60
(Median)
$9
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,722 - $126,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,852  
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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$32,341 - $129,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $28.60  
   
Overtime
$25.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,852  
   
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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$32,341 - $129,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Production Director, Film/TV

  • Oversee Daily production policies, objectives, operations and initiatives.
  • Manage, recruit, hire, train, review performance and perform other human resources related tasks.
  • Coordinate with other departments to establish programing strategies and goals.
  • Prepare, analyze and manage production budget.

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TV & Film Production Directors report a focused set of job skills. Project Management and Video Editing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Video Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Director, Film/TV

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $60K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $71K on average. TV & Film Production Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $90K.

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Experience Affects Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$76,000

Video Editing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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