A Television Technical Director earns an average salary of $45,509 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,915 - $65,035
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,509
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90%

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$10.37 - $49.66
(Median)
$10
$13
$50
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,915 - $65,035  
   
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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$24,080 - $65,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$30.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Total Pay (?
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$24,080 - $65,035  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Television Technical Director

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

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Experience Affects Television Technical Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None:
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