Television Director Salary

A Television Director earns an average salary of $56,138 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$35,915 - $167,041
(Median)
$36K
$56K
$170K
MEDIAN: $56,137
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$12.65 - $70.00
(Median)
$13
$17
$70
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$35,915 - $167,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$30,822 - $173,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$8.30 - $92.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
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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$30,822 - $173,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

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

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Experience Affects Television Director Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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