Television Director Salary

A Television Director earns an average salary of $66,445 per year.

$34,262 - $153,373
$34K
$66K
$150K
MEDIAN: $66,445
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$12.88 - $139.38
$13
$16
$140
MEDIAN: $16.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,262 - $153,373  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,899 - $151,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $139.38  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$6,000  
   
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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$29,899 - $151,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Television Director

A television director is in charge of directing a television program such as a news program, sitcom, reality show or fictional drama. Tasks performed by the director include developing the theme of the set and ways to engage the audience, advising the camera crew on which camera techniques should be used and directing the sound crew on the type of sounds to be used and how they should be integrated. The director may guide the development of graphics, coach actors on their performance, participate in the editing process and oversee the work of a control room. They must have a deep understanding of all of the tasks and issues on a television set to provide guidance, advice and instructions as necessary. Additionally, these directors need to interact effectively with producers, writers and other professionals involved in television productions.

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Television Director Tasks

  • Define strategic goals and specific programming for channels.
  • Supervise program and channel budgets.
  • Work with a range of organizations and individuals to acquire, maintain and update content.
  • Oversee and allocate staff, balancing cost and efficiency.

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Pay by Experience Level for Television Director

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

Key Stats for Television Director

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Television Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
▼32%

Entry-Level
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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