$59,462
Avg. Salary
$37.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,139

Profit Sharing

$5,001

Commission

$62,500

The average pay for a Film Director is $37.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Film Director is $59,462 per year.

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90%
MEDIAN $38
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MEDIAN $59,462
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MEDIAN: $59,462
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$0$234K
Salary $29,863 - $144,520
Bonus $5,139
Profit Sharing $5,001
Commission $62,500
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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$29,529 - $234,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 99
Hourly Data $0$155
Hourly Rate $12.72 - $156
Overtime $40.00
Annual Data $0$234K
Bonus $5,139
Commission $62,500
Profit Sharing $5,001
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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$29,529 - $234,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Film Director

Film directors possess ultimate creative control over their projects, be they feature-length films, documentaries, or other formats. Film directors have control over selecting scripts, input (if not total control) in the hiring of personnel, and the responsibility to exercise control over any creative and technical aspects of the film within the budget and contracts of those involved. Their role may be analogous to that of a construction project manager with regard to overseeing many disparate personnel and smaller projects to make up the whole.

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Pay by Experience Level for Film Director

Pay by Experience for a Film Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Film Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Film Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Film Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 18 salaries. A Film Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,854

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

Film Director Reviews

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

Film Director in Indianapolis:
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Key Stats for Film Director

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

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Experience Affects Film Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲34%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 48%