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 cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,720
25th Percentile Wage
$67,930
50th Percentile Wage
$99,400
75th Percentile Wage
$145,880
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 $145,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of producers and directors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,400
-0.78% -6.32%
2016
$100,180
10.26% -
2015
$89,900
-3.87% -
2014
$93,380
-0.40% -
2013
$93,750
-12.73% -
2012
$105,680
- -

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 $109,060. The highest paying area for producers and directors in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $109,060. 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
$109,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$99,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$87,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$83,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$81,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$75,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$73,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$68,590
Bakersfield-Delano
$68,070
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$67,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$66,980
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$66,270
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$63,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,360
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$56,360
Stockton
$52,290
Fresno
$48,470
Visalia-Porterville
$48,000
Redding
$46,900
Salinas
$39,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,890




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