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Actors, Producer, and Director Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of actors, producers, and directors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare actors, producer, and director salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Actors, Producers, and Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,650
25th Percentile Wage
$47,610
50th Percentile Wage
$77,650
75th Percentile Wage
$130,710
90th Percentile Wage
$198,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for actors, producers, and directors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) actors, producers, and directors is $198,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid actors, producers, and directors is $28,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of actors, producers, and directors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,650-14.68%31.00%
201589,0505.38%-
201484,260-1.06%-
201385,15037.08%-
201253,580--

Compare Actors, Producer, and Director Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of actors, producers, and directors in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for actors, producer, and director occupations is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry with an annual salary $93,370. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $27,990). For detailed actors, producer, and director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$93,370
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$85,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$77,650
Specialized Design Services
$73,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,210
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$62,020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$49,500
Photographic Services
$48,580
Scientific Research and Development Services
$28,180
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$27,990

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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