Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salary

TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $30K to $116K per year, median earnings come to $56K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Most TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,136 - $123,694
$33K
$57K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,394
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50%
90%

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$11.28 - $69.04
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$20
$69
MEDIAN: $20.09
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$0$126K
Salary $33,136 - $123,694
Bonus $502 - $10,423
Profit Sharing $20,347
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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$30,642 - $126,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $11.28 - $69.04
Overtime $-0.49 - $43.70
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $502 - $10,423
Profit Sharing $20,347
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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$30,642 - $126,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

Producer-directors of TV/cable broadcasts are responsible for all aspects of their broadcasting stations' programming and content, and they also interview and hire anchors and senior staff and meet with program sponsors.

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Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Tasks

  • Write scripts, gather, evaluate, and assemble footage.
  • Edit, quality control, and distribute videos.
  • Direct actors and technical staff to create and produce footage.

Common Career Paths for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast


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Many TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors move into an Executive Television Producer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $84K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

Pay by Experience for a Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast has a positive trend. An entry-level Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 88 salaries. A Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,874

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

For TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors, New York provides a pay rate that is 97 percent greater than the national average. TV & Cable Broadcast Producer-Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+61 percent) and Los Angeles (+58 percent).

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast?

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast in New York:
"Show Value From The Get-Go."
Choose a job that fits your skills and surround yourself with a team that speak your artistic / creative language. If there is anything you think you can do better, do it. Fight for taking ownership of an aspect of the company that you know you can lead.

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast in New York:
"Internships a plus."
**This is MY two cents for people interested in the Entertainment world.** While I went to the School of Visual Arts I met many folks who would later run in and out of my career at various points. This version of networking has many benefits, your familiar with that person and from time to time you may need that person to help undertake a project. Add to that, internships in YOUR related field and you can only grow in leaps. So many times I hear stories of people perhaps misplacing their time interning in places other then their own field of interest and I always wonder why. The right internship not only will give you direct knowledge to how the business actually works but most likely give a "go-getter" a great job because as anyone will tell you, once you find a good person you'll be hard pressed to let them go. So stop by your local TV/Radio Station. Marketing firm, Playhouse, etc. These are a step in the right direction.

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Key Stats for Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

▲15%

National Average
$56,000

▼10%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast Salaries

National Average
$56,000

directing
▼2%

▼14%

Graphic Design
▼41%

Adobe After Effects
▼45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 15%