Television Director Salary

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

$34,500 - $171,961
$34K
$67K
$170K
MEDIAN: $67,262
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50%
90%

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$8.74 - $142.79
$8
$15
$140
MEDIAN: $15.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,500 - $171,961  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,253 - $175,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $142.79  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
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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$29,253 - $175,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Television Director

Pay by Experience for a Television Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Television Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Television Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Television Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 19 salaries. A Television Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Television Director

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Television Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

National Average
$57,000

Experienced
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼35%

Entry-Level
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 5%
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