Producer and Director Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Producers and Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,320
25th Percentile Wage
$40,460
50th Percentile Wage
$58,560
75th Percentile Wage
$92,510
90th Percentile Wage
$153,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for producers and directors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $153,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid producers and directors is $28,320.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,560
-2.97% -3.43%
2016
$60,300
4.21% -
2015
$57,760
-2.01% -
2014
$58,920
-1.36% -
2013
$59,720
-1.42% -
2012
$60,570
- -

Compare Producer and Director Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of producers and directors in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $89,210. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $39,220). For detailed producer and director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$89,210
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$85,530
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$64,580
Spectator Sports
$62,700
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$58,860
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$57,050
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$56,630
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$56,360
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$55,580
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$55,580
Performing Arts Companies
$53,350
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$51,450
Gambling Industries
$39,790
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$39,220

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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