Production Director, Film/TV Salary (United States)

Film & TV Production Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and 58 percent have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $64,542 per year, but may range from $27,924 to $125,221 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all employees, and most earn dental coverage. Most Film & TV Production Directors are men (73 percent). Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Film & TV Production Directors—the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Production Director, Film/TV Salary (?
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$30,616 - $135,741
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MEDIAN: $69,419
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Production Director, Film/TV Salary (?
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$8.43 - $34.96
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$30,616 - $135,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,532  
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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$27,924 - $125,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.43 - $34.96  
   
Overtime
$23.88 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $21,532  
   
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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$27,924 - $125,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Experience Affects Production Director, Film/TV Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 5%
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