Technical Director Salary (United States)

A Technical Director earns an average salary of $99,539 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Project Management, Software Development, Engineering Design, Web Development, and Telecommunications.
Technical Director Total Pay (?
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$40,225 - $157,672
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $99,539
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Technical Director Total Pay (?
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$10.89 - $54.31
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$40,225 - $157,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,985  
Profit Sharing
$1,277 - $24,398  
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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$37,397 - $172,968  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 994
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $54.31  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $70.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,277 - $24,398  
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).
)
$37,397 - $172,968  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 994
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Washington
up arrow 56%
Houston
up arrow 40%
San Diego
up arrow 33%
Atlanta
up arrow 31%
Denver
up arrow 24%
Chicago
up arrow 21%
San Francisco
up arrow 21%
Philadelphia
up arrow 21%
Dallas
up arrow 14%
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Boston
up arrow 10%
National Average
$99,000
Seattle
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Cleveland
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Technical Director Salaries

National Average
$99,000

Skills That Affect Technical Director Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 51%
Telecommunications
up arrow 12%
SQL
up arrow 8%
Linux
up arrow 7%
Operations Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$99,000
up arrow 20%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 23%
Audiovisual Systems
up arrow 52%

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Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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