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
$32,290
25th Percentile Wage
$46,290
50th Percentile Wage
$71,920
75th Percentile Wage
$116,340
90th Percentile Wage
$200,480

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 $200,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid producers and directors is $32,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of producers and directors in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,9204.51%-2.84%
201568,680-0.93%-
201469,320-1.98%-
201370,690-4.63%-
201273,960--

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

The average salaries of producers and directors in 17 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 $83,760. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $48,440). 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
$83,760
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$83,250
Software Publishers
$81,030
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$76,530
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$70,640
Other Information Services
$67,930
Other Information Services
$67,930
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$67,270
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$62,690
Sound Recording Industries
$62,340
Television Broadcasting
$61,630
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$60,290
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$58,260
Newspaper Publishers
$56,490
Telecommunications
$50,420
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$50,420
Radio Broadcasting
$48,440

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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