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Production Director, Film/TV Salary

Three in five of TV & Film Production Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $28K to $124K per year, but median earnings come to around $73K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most TV & Film Production Directors survey respondents are men (71 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$30,025 - $128,802
(Median)
30K
48K
73K
100K
130K
MEDIAN: $72,508
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$8.36 - $24.66
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,025 - $128,802  
   
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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$28,187 - $123,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$23.62 - $31.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$28,187 - $123,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
United States (change)

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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Project Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 23 percent above average.

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Experience Affects Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 23%

Video Editing
0%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 9%