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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 $100,180, California is the highest paying state for producers and directors. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $97,360). 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 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
$100,180
$43,980 28,230
2 New York
$97,360
$36,870 23,500
3 District of Columbia
$79,070
$42,760 1,900
4 Maryland
$71,860
$35,110 1,730
5 New Jersey
$70,780
$35,340 1,670
6 Illinois
$66,420
$27,140 3,290
7 Massachusetts
$65,660
$39,970 2,430
8 New Mexico
$65,370
$27,910 350
9 Virginia
$64,040
$29,630 2,030
10 Washington
$63,450
$34,020 2,490
11 Connecticut
$62,870
$34,020 1,930
12 Florida
$62,760
$35,670 5,960
13 Minnesota
$61,110
$37,980 1,070
14 Delaware
$60,820
$41,400 80
15 Georgia
$60,730
$33,170 4,360
16 Nevada
$60,050
$31,330 980
17 Pennsylvania
$59,570
$32,060 2,510
18 Alaska
$58,440
$25,110 150
19 Rhode Island
$57,480
$29,380 260
20 Michigan
$57,000
$29,610 2,180
21 Colorado
$56,360
$32,580 1,680
22 South Dakota
$55,690
$35,470 140
23 Texas
$55,220
$27,900 5,640
24 Utah
$54,400
$29,090 710
25 West Virginia
$53,540
$20,290 240
26 Oregon
$53,110
$33,300 1,050
27 Missouri
$52,960
$27,970 1,370
28 North Carolina
$52,010
$27,830 1,940
29 Vermont
$51,540
$31,450 290
30 Arizona
$50,180
$28,930 1,190
31 Hawaii
$49,570
$18,890 690
32 Indiana
$49,550
$25,900 960
33 Ohio
$48,360
$25,830 1,790
34 Tennessee
$48,340
$28,840 1,380
35 Louisiana
$48,030
$29,580 960
36 Wisconsin
$47,380
$28,110 1,180
37 Montana
$46,450
$18,610 230
38 Nebraska
$46,190
$25,550 350
39 Wyoming
$45,620
$29,050 100
40 South Carolina
$45,590
$25,960 810
41 Idaho
$45,510
$26,550 180
42 Kentucky
$45,160
$26,930 920
43 Arkansas
$44,400
$25,030 320
44 Alabama
$44,000
$26,040 550
45 Puerto Rico
$42,790
$19,350 420
46 Iowa
$42,750
$26,160 660
47 Kansas
$40,750
$18,600 530
48 Mississippi
$39,370
$21,870 270
49 New Hampshire
$38,990
$17,370 200
50 Oklahoma
$38,740
$17,690 630
51 Maine
$38,460
$24,680 250
52 North Dakota
$33,890
$22,710 220
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