Film Director Salary

The average salary for a Film Director is $58,244 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$29,874 - $125,779
$30K
$59K
$130K
MEDIAN: $58,660
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50%
90%

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$12.91 - $52.37
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$0$126K
Salary $29,874 - $125,779
Bonus $5,000
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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$29,552 - $126,261
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data $0$153
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $52.37
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $5,000
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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$29,552 - $126,261
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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: $59,045

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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Cons: It is difficult to require a business or business owner to comply with an expensive code requirement.

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Key Stats for Film Director

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Film Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

Experienced
▲38%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 55%