Producer and Director Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for producers and directors in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of producers and directors among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Producers and Directors in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,530
25th Percentile Wage
$37,340
50th Percentile Wage
$59,410
75th Percentile Wage
$92,760
90th Percentile Wage
$153,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for producers and directors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,410
-11.80% 2.69%
2016
$66,420
-2.98% -
2015
$68,400
3.49% -
2014
$66,010
10.29% -
2013
$59,220
2.38% -
2012
$57,810
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Producers and Directors in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of producers and directors in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of producers and directors in state of Illinois ranges from $32,900 to $67,500. The highest paying area for producers and directors in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $67,500. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $61,350). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$67,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$61,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$60,870
Champaign-Urbana
$53,480
Bloomington-Normal
$51,050
Rockford
$45,100
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$42,320
Peoria
$41,980
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,900




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