Production Director, Film/TV Salary
With over one-half of TV & Film Production Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for TV & Film Production Directors is $95K annually and can range from $26K on the lower end to $181K per year near the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, TV & Film Production Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (82 percent) of TV & Film Production Directors who answered the questionnaire are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$30,017 - $138,000|
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|$25,336 - $139,107|
Job Description for Production Director, Film/TV
Production directors in film/TV are in charge of directing production efforts for films and television shows. This means they are responsible for coordinating a variety of activities related to production, including transportation, choosing locations, designing sets, and procuring costume materials. Other duties involve working closely with filming crew, actors, and other design staff to achieve all production goals in a timely manner. They must have strong leadership skills to motivate their crew, and technical knowledge and experience are also important in order to resolve unexpected issues during the filming and post-production phases.Read More...
Production directors must know how to operate filming equipment and produce coherent content from raw footage. They generally manage expectations as well as budgets and actively participate in content and distribution efforts. They may negotiate contracts with providers and research viewership data and feedback, and other responsibilities include facilitating communication and ideas between legal, marketing, and creative departments, attending executive meetings to suggest changes, and overseeing a team environment. They are also responsible for saving costs and motivating content development based on particular distribution methods and production operations. A bachelor's degree in film or a related field and prior relevant experience are highly beneficial for this position, and industry certifications are also helpful. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Production Director, Film/TV Tasks
- Coordinate with other departments to establish programing strategies and goals.
- Prepare, analyze and manage production budget.
- Oversee Daily production policies, objectives, operations and initiatives.
- Manage, recruit, hire, train, review performance and perform other human resources related tasks.
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Pay by Experience Level for Production Director, Film/TV
Pay by Experience for a Production Director, Film/TV has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Director, Film/TV with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Director, Film/TV with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Production Director, Film/TV which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 12 salaries. A Production Director, Film/TV with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 6 salaries.
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