Production Director, Film/TV Salary

TV & Film Production Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly two-thirds of TV & Film Production Directors. Salaries average out to around $78K per year and spread from $31K to $130K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of TV & Film Production Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male TV & Film Production Directors who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,535 - $131,778

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$9.85 - $25.34

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$33,535 - $131,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,301  
Total Pay (?
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$30,951 - $129,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$23.62 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,301  
   
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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$30,951 - $129,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Survey takers who work as 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $61K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $69K. TV & Film Production Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. For some reason, TV & Film Production Directors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $80K.

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Experience Affects Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$72,000

Video Editing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 6%
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