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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 $109,060, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California is the highest paying city for producers and directors. It is followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA (average annual salary $107,830). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$109,060
21,150
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$107,830
21,950
3 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$100,180
20,790
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$99,610
20,150
5 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$99,540
17,540
6 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$99,300
21,470
7 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$98,970
210
8 Camden, New Jersey
$97,260
110
9 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$89,710
70
10 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$87,250
2,930
11 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$86,780
640
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$83,650
3,560
13 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$81,600
540
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$81,320
3,720
15 Port St Lucie, Florida
$81,130
40
16 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$80,920
310
17 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$80,690
280
18 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$80,430
3,080
19 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$77,330
140
20 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$76,660
300
21 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$75,360
460
22 Urban Honolulu, USA
$74,620
630
23 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$74,440
480
24 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$73,890
70
25 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$73,670
190
26 Wilmington, New Jersey
$73,490
50
27 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$72,860
180
28 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$71,900
540
29 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$69,290
740
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,160
2,260
31 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$68,590
330
32 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$68,140
440
33 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$68,070
70
34 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$67,980
2,540
35 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$67,800
160
36 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$67,670
200
37 Waco, Texas
$67,570
30
38 Springfield, Illinois
$67,500
60
39 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$67,120
520
40 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$66,980
710
41 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$66,710
800
42 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$66,510
100
43 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$66,270
40
44 Tacoma, Washington
$65,770
80
45 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$65,760
1,330
46 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$65,480
70
47 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$64,990
1,340
48 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$64,910
730
49 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$64,900
1,170
50 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$64,890
3,240
51 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$64,500
1,760
52 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$64,430
3,240
53 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$64,390
1,020
54 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$64,360
990
55 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$64,290
50
56 Bloomington, USA
$64,270
70
57 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$64,250
1,030
58 St Louis, Missouri
$64,130
600
59 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$63,930
100
60 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$63,750
1,680
61 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$63,700
1,020
62 Topeka, Kansas
$63,700
30
63 Provo-Orem, Utah
$62,850
80
64 Jacksonville, Florida
$62,770
330
65 Rochester, New York
$62,680
280
66 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$62,610
730
67 Bellingham, Washington
$62,470
30
68 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$62,360
590
69 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$62,020
30
70 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$62,020
330
71 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$61,820
420
72 Lafayette, Louisiana
$61,770
40
73 Anchorage, Alaska
$61,750
70
74 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$61,610
90
75 Ocala, Florida
$61,420
40
76 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$61,350
3,270
77 Boulder, Colorado
$61,060
160
78 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$61,010
90
79 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$60,930
1,080
80 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$60,870
3,110
81 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$60,850
80
82 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$60,830
1,680
83 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$60,670
710
84 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$60,620
1,610
85 Spokane, Washington
$60,500
180
86 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$60,340
950
87 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$60,310
680
88 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Missouri
$60,280
30
89 Framingham, Massachusetts
$59,780
100
90 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$59,410
650
91 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$59,280
710
92 Utica-Rome, New York
$59,270
40
93 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$59,190
570
94 Appleton, Wisconsin
$59,100
30
95 Salt Lake City, Utah
$58,710
560
96 Springfield, Massachusetts
$58,370
240
97 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$58,280
1,100
98 New Haven, Connecticut
$58,230
130
99 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$58,150
50
100 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$57,920
880
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