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Highest Paying Cities for Producers and Directors

The top 100 highest paying cities for producers and directors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of producers and directors in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $109,570, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California is the highest paying city for producers and directors. It is followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California (average annual salary $99,610). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of producers and directors in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Producers and Directors

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$109,570
22,090
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$99,610
20,150
3 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$99,540
17,540
4 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$99,170
22,090
5 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$96,510
320
6 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$94,570
210
7 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$92,090
1,910
8 Charleston, West Virginia
$90,480
60
9 Camden, New Jersey
$89,150
120
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$81,990
2,340
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$78,350
3,570
12 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$77,540
210
13 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$77,400
2,850
14 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$73,670
190
15 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$72,040
510
16 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$71,900
540
17 Port St Lucie, Florida
$71,590
50
18 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$71,320
1,660
19 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$71,220
2,700
20 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$70,270
2,840
21 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$70,220
1,530
22 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$70,090
1,370
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,780
1,820
24 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$69,200
2,790
25 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$68,350
210
26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$68,350
2,010
27 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$67,860
1,160
28 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$67,670
200
29 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$66,620
50
30 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$66,510
100
31 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$66,440
2,000
32 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$66,220
2,060
33 Jacksonville, Florida
$66,150
290
34 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$66,030
1,930
35 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$66,010
1,230
36 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$65,780
450
37 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$65,310
80
38 Fresno, California
$65,190
180
39 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$65,090
860
40 Springfield, Massachusetts
$64,810
140
41 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$64,670
490
42 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$64,590
660
43 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$64,550
340
44 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$64,440
170
45 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$64,290
50
46 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$64,110
310
47 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$64,100
620
48 Bloomington, Indiana
$63,960
40
49 Boulder, Colorado
$63,110
150
50 Wilmington, New Jersey
$63,100
60
51 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$62,900
540
52 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$62,890
900
53 Akron, Ohio
$62,490
50
54 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$62,360
590
55 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$61,540
3,660
56 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$61,360
510
57 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$61,230
730
58 Tacoma, Washington
$61,060
50
59 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$60,740
940
60 Topeka, Kansas
$60,460
30
61 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$60,420
1,100
62 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$60,310
680
63 New Haven, Connecticut
$59,960
150
64 Rochester, New York
$59,680
300
65 Provo-Orem, Utah
$59,670
100
66 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$59,660
400
67 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$59,640
30
68 Manchester, New Hampshire
$59,630
n/a
69 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$59,490
790
70 Richmond, Virginia
$58,930
410
71 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$58,850
980
72 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$58,600
90
73 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$58,440
860
74 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$58,350
180
75 St Louis, Missouri
$58,330
560
76 Waco, Texas
$58,150
30
77 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$57,570
60
78 Nashua, New Hampshire
$57,190
n/a
79 Anchorage, Alaska
$56,870
100
80 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$56,690
160
81 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$56,540
900
82 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$56,210
60
83 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$56,110
260
84 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$56,010
550
85 Peabody, Massachusetts
$55,920
40
86 Bellingham, Washington
$55,910
40
87 State College, Pennsylvania
$55,410
40
88 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$55,280
400
89 Framingham, Massachusetts
$55,130
50
90 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$55,040
110
91 Honolulu, Hawaii
$55,020
380
92 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$54,920
880
93 Spokane, Washington
$54,910
170
94 Worcester, Massachusetts
$54,530
120
95 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$54,480
230
96 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$54,380
70
97 Gainesville, Florida
$54,050
50
98 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$53,900
200
99 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$53,790
190
100 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$53,760
50
See also: Highest paying industries for producers and directors.