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
$28,240
25th Percentile Wage
$39,550
50th Percentile Wage
$60,300
75th Percentile Wage
$103,020
90th Percentile Wage
$181,080

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 $181,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid producers and directors is $28,240.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,3004.21%-0.45%
201557,760-2.01%-
201458,920-1.36%-
201359,720-1.42%-
201260,570--

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

The average salaries of producers and directors in twelve 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $100,330. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $50,560). For detailed producer and director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$100,330
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$99,300
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$60,820
Spectator Sports
$58,980
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$57,870
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$57,590
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$54,530
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,190
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,190
Performing Arts Companies
$52,470
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$51,380
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$50,560

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




Related:

Highest paying cities for producers and directors

Highest paying industries for producers and directors.