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Highest Paying States for Producers and Directors

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $99,400, California is the highest paying state for producers and directors. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $96,170). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Producers and Directors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$99,400
$45,720 29,100
2 New York
$96,170
$40,930 23,820
3 New Jersey
$84,500
$35,830 1,250
4 District of Columbia
$80,540
$45,020 2,000
5 Maryland
$73,210
$36,080 1,570
6 Delaware
$71,350
$40,800 70
7 Virginia
$67,810
$32,960 2,030
8 Massachusetts
$66,020
$38,690 3,060
9 New Mexico
$65,370
$27,910 480
10 Alaska
$64,160
$43,700 110
11 Georgia
$64,030
$24,210 3,800
12 Minnesota
$62,860
$38,380 1,240
13 Connecticut
$62,760
$34,700 1,700
14 Nevada
$60,720
$35,060 860
15 Florida
$60,700
$31,010 6,250
16 Texas
$60,110
$32,530 5,150
17 Colorado
$59,950
$33,800 1,720
18 Illinois
$59,410
$19,530 3,700
19 Washington
$59,120
$33,820 2,160
20 Utah
$58,860
$30,820 780
21 Oregon
$57,110
$32,170 1,120
22 Missouri
$56,540
$27,870 1,510
23 Pennsylvania
$56,400
$30,010 2,660
24 Tennessee
$55,940
$31,130 1,840
25 South Dakota
$55,710
$36,050 140
26 Louisiana
$54,540
$22,800 1,520
27 Arkansas
$54,360
$31,490 440
28 Rhode Island
$54,020
$26,220 330
29 West Virginia
$53,540
$20,290 280
30 North Carolina
$53,250
$28,370 2,370
31 Michigan
$52,340
$29,370 2,340
32 Wyoming
$51,170
$31,600 90
33 New Hampshire
$50,670
$28,770 230
34 Kentucky
$50,420
$32,390 680
35 Wisconsin
$49,980
$23,430 1,360
36 Arizona
$49,680
$30,630 1,320
37 Hawaii
$49,570
$18,890 690
38 Ohio
$48,680
$25,910 1,710
39 South Carolina
$47,860
$26,670 950
40 Oklahoma
$47,730
$22,050 520
41 Vermont
$47,690
$25,500 280
42 Idaho
$46,630
$26,210 240
43 Alabama
$46,100
$26,940 650
44 Kansas
$43,840
$18,700 470
45 Maine
$43,370
$22,880 200
46 Indiana
$43,290
$24,620 890
47 Iowa
$43,240
$20,020 680
48 Nebraska
$42,950
$24,720 470
49 Montana
$40,790
$18,570 220
50 Mississippi
$40,360
$18,360 290
51 North Dakota
$39,930
$24,430 210
52 Puerto Rico
$39,880
$18,750 480
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