Producer and Director Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for producers and directors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of producers and directors among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Producers and Directors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,980
25th Percentile Wage
$64,830
50th Percentile Wage
$100,180
75th Percentile Wage
$163,760
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for producers and directors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $163,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,980.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.15
25th Percentile Wage
$31.17
50th Percentile Wage
$48.16
75th Percentile Wage
$78.73
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for producers and directors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $78.73. The median hourly salary is $48.16. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.15.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of producers and directors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,18010.26%-5.49%
201589,900-3.87%-
201493,380-0.40%-
201393,750-12.73%-
2012105,680--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Producers and Directors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of producers and directors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of producers and directors in state of California ranges from $29,890 to $109,570. The highest paying area for producers and directors in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $109,570. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $99,610). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$109,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$99,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$92,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,990
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$73,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$68,350
Bakersfield-Delano
$65,310
Fresno
$65,190
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$64,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,360
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$61,230
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$56,210
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$52,950
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$52,570
Stockton
$52,290
Salinas
$39,480
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,890


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