The average salary for a Television Director is $63,864.
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Job Description for Television Director
A television director is in charge of directing a television program such as a news program, sitcom, reality show or fictional drama. Tasks performed by the director include developing the theme of the set and ways to engage the audience, advising the camera crew on which camera techniques should be used and directing the sound crew on the type of sounds to be used and how they should be integrated. The director may guide the development of graphics, coach actors on their performance, participat…Read more
Television Director Tasks
- Define strategic goals and specific programming for channels.
- Supervise program and channel budgets.
- Work with a range of organizations and individuals to acquire, maintain and update content.
- Oversee and allocate staff, balancing cost and efficiency.
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Pay by Experience Level for Television Director
An early career Television Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,000 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Television Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Television Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,445.
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