The average salary for a Technical Director in Los Angeles, California is $113,044.
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Job Description for Technical Director
In general, technical directors hold different responsibilities depending on their field of work. However, they share a common, core task: Operating and managing equipment and electronics. In theaters, technical directors are in charge of overseeing lighting, props, and general construction. Different technical areas (such as lighting or props) generally have an individual who focuses solely on that one facet, while technical directors make sure the project as a whole runs efficiently. In theate…Read more
Technical Director Tasks
- Design and develop strategies to enhance and optimize technical operations.
- Evaluate existing operations procedures and make recommendations based on organization regulations and budget.
- Lead and coordinate with teams to design, test, implement, and manage new or improved technical operations.
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Popular Skills for Technical Director
Skills in Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Project Management, Software Development and Technical Services.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Director
An early career Technical Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,779 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Technical Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Technical Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,395 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $143,280.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Technical Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (12.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (11.5% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (6.1% less).
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