Television Technical Director Salary

A Television Technical Director earns an average salary of $47,500 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,564 - $65,909
$31K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,084
10%
50%
90%

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$11.70 - $22.60
$13
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,564 - $65,909  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,904 - $66,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.00  
   
Overtime
$25.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$24,904 - $66,977  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • Ensure all technical features of a television production are in working order before filming begins.
  • Instruct staff on equipment safety precautions and protocol.
  • Coordinate communication between technical team and production team.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Television Technical Director

Pay by Experience for a Television Technical Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Television Technical Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Television Technical Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Television Technical Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 9 salaries. A Television Technical Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Television Technical Director

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Television Technical Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None:
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