A Technical Director earns an average salary of AU$143,303 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

AU$72,802 - AU$213,478
AU$73K
AU$140K
AU$210K
MEDIAN: AU$137,150
10%
50%
90%
AU$27.00 - AU$64.00
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$32.43
50%
AU$0AU$225K
Salary AU$72,802 - AU$213,478
Bonus AU$6,334 - AU$49,068
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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AU$70,903 - AU$225,050
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 127
Hourly Data AU$0AU$63
Hourly Rate AU$32.43
Overtime AU$42.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$225K
Bonus AU$6,334 - AU$49,068
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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AU$70,903 - AU$225,050
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Technical Director

In general, technical directors hold different responsibilities depending on their field of work. However, they share a common, core task: Operating and managing equipment and electronics. In theaters, technical directors are in charge of overseeing lighting, props, and general construction. Different technical areas (such as lighting or props) generally have an individual who focuses solely on that one facet, while technical directors make sure the project as a whole runs efficiently. In theater productions, technical directors may also have a hands on role in ordering and or building sets and designs. In TV and film, technical directors often have a more computer-based role in which they are expected to have significant experience in programming languages and audiovisual equipment. In television, they cue up commercials and new programs, ensuring the network is on schedule and resolving technical problems by effectively delegating tasks.

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Technical Director Tasks

  • Design and develop strategies to enhance and optimize technical operations.
  • Evaluate existing operations procedures and make recommendations based on organization regulations and budget.
  • Lead and coordinate with teams to design, test, implement, and manage new or improved technical operations.

Technical Director Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$139,589

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Technical Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Director?

Technical Director in Melbourne:
"Technical Director Is A Misnomer, I Manage 2 People."
Pros: Small company, very little bureaucracy. Casual dress. Nice colleagues.
Cons: Stress can be high. Not enough responsibility. Not enough pay. Too far from home.

Key Stats for Technical Director

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Technical Director Salaries

▲35%

▼0%

National Average
AU$140,000

▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 83%