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Television Technical Director Salary

A Television Technical Director earns an average wage of $16.71 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$26,631 - $76,026
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $44,455
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$10.64 - $49.75
(Median)
$11
$17
$50
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$26,631 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$23,070 - $76,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $49.75  
   
Overtime
$10.28 - $44.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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).
)
$23,070 - $76,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Television Technical Director

Television technical directors are media professionals who oversee the technical aspects of a television production. They work on-set during television newscasts and other live or taped productions by directing, managing camera angles and graphics, and switching between video sources. These directors are usually the most senior technical staff members on a television production and are often leaders in ensuring that a production runs smoothly. They also serve as liaisons between departments of production and engineering.

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Television Technical Director Tasks

  • Oversee television production and recommend technical changes based on details such as lighting and composition.
  • Determine necessity and placement of technical features, such as lighting and sound equipment, prior to production.
  • Coordinate communication between technical team and production team.
  • Ensure all technical features of a television production are in working order before filming begins.
  • Instruct staff on equipment safety precautions and protocol.

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Experience Affects Television Technical Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%
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