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Production Director, Film/TV Salary

TV & Film Production Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly two in three bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $81K per year on average but can range from $31K to $131K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male TV & Film Production Directors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,943 - $135,170
(Median)
$32K
$81K
$140K
MEDIAN: $80,685
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90%

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$9.91 - $25.25
(Median)
$9
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,943 - $135,170  
   
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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$30,695 - $130,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$23.88 - $31.34  
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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$30,695 - $130,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Job skills reported by TV & Film Production Directors are limited. 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 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$74,000

Video Editing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 6%
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