Average Executive Producer Salary

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The average salary for an Executive Producer is $94,670.
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$48k - $175k
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$11 - $65k
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$47k - $184k

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Job Description for Executive Producer

Executive Producer Tasks
  • Supervise all aspects of a creative project such as movies, music, TV programs, games or online products.
  • Responsible for the overall quality of the end product.
  • Assess the market viability of project candidates.
  • Supervise the life-cycle of the project from creative conception through production and release of the product.
  • Supervise the finances of the project including the acquisition of financing and the development and oversight of a budget for the project.

Job Satisfaction for Executive Producer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Producer

The top respondents for the job title Executive Producer are from the companies Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc, E.W. Scripps Co and R/GA. Reported salaries are highest at R/GA where the average pay is $162,062. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Spectrum and TEGNA INC., earning around $100,000 and $72,000, respectively. Cumulus Media, Inc. pays the lowest at around $44,219. E.W. Scripps Co and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,000 and $69,919, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Executive Producer

Skills in Project Management, People Management, Budget Management, Client Interaction and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Producer

An entry-level Executive Producer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,132 based on 17 salaries. An early career Executive Producer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,898 based on 79 salaries. A mid-career Executive Producer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,292 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Executive Producer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,435 based on 262 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,479.
Employees with Executive Producer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (37.5% more) and San Francisco, California (37.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.7% less).

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