A Technical Director earns an average salary of $97,701 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Web Development, People Management, Telecommunications, and Project Management.
Technical Director Total Pay (?
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$39,583 - $154,455
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MEDIAN: $97,700
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Technical Director Total Pay (?
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$10.91 - $52.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$39,583 - $154,455  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,718  
Profit Sharing
$1,253 - $14,983  
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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$36,240 - $169,567  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $52.09  
   
Overtime
$4.86 - $69.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,718  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,253 - $14,983  
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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$36,240 - $169,567  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
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Job Description for Technical Director
In general, technical directors hold different responsibilities depending on their field of work. However, they share a common, core task: Operating and managing equipment and electronics. In theaters, technical directors are in charge of overseeing lighting, props, and general construction. Different technical areas (such as lighting or props) generally have an individual who focuses solely on that one facet, while technical directors make sure the project as a whole runs efficiently. In theater productions, technical directors may also have a hands on role in ordering and or building sets and designs. In TV and film, technical directors often have a more computer-based role in which they are expected to have significant experience in programming languages and audiovisual equipment. In television, they cue up commercials and new programs, ensuring the network is on schedule and resolving technical problems by effectively delegating tasks.
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Technical Director Tasks
  • Lead and coordinate with teams to design, test, implement, and manage new or improved technical operations.
  • Evaluate existing operations procedures and make recommendations based on organization regulations and budget.
  • Design and develop strategies to enhance and optimize technical operations.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Houston
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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Denver
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Philadelphia
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San Francisco
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Boston
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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National Average
$97,000
Cleveland
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Los Angeles
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Technical Director Salaries

National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Technical Director Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$97,000
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Gender
Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
33%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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