Producer and Director Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of producers and directors in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare producer and director salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Producers and Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,120
25th Percentile Wage
$48,180
50th Percentile Wage
$73,450
75th Percentile Wage
$116,780
90th Percentile Wage
$169,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for producers and directors in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) producers and directors is $169,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid producers and directors is $33,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,450
2.08% -0.69%
2016
$71,920
4.51% -
2015
$68,680
-0.93% -
2014
$69,320
-1.98% -
2013
$70,690
-4.63% -
2012
$73,960
- -

Compare Producer and Director Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of producers and directors in 19 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for producer and director occupations is the motion picture and video industries industry with an annual salary $86,890. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $49,850). For detailed producer and director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$86,890
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$86,140
Software Publishers
$78,330
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$76,500
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$75,440
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$75,440
Other Information Services
$73,740
Other Information Services
$73,740
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$69,900
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$67,270
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$64,030
Television Broadcasting
$62,520
Sound Recording Industries
$61,860
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$61,170
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$59,520
Newspaper Publishers
$55,560
Telecommunications
$51,590
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$50,420
Radio Broadcasting
$49,850

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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