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Production Director, Film/TV Salary

With about two-thirds of TV & Film Production Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $30K to $130K per year and averages out to $78K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most TV & Film Production Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all TV & Film Production Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,276 - $137,020
(Median)
$31K
$78K
$140K
MEDIAN: $78,235
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$8.36 - $24.66
(Median)
$8
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,276 - $137,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,223  
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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$29,749 - $129,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,223  
   
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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$29,749 - $129,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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Survey takers who work as TV & Film Production Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Video Editing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing.

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Experience Affects Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$72,000

Video Editing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 7%