Producer and Director Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for producers and directors in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of producers and directors among New York areas 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$145,330
50th Percentile Wage
$95,120
25th Percentile Wage
$60,950
10th Percentile Wage
$37,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for producers and directors in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $145,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$69.87
50th Percentile Wage
$45.73
25th Percentile Wage
$29.30
10th Percentile Wage
$18.16

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for producers and directors in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $69.87. The median hourly salary is $45.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.16.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $95,120 0.39%
2013 $94,750 1.91%
2012 $92,970 -2.33%
2011 $95,190 -3.36%
2010 $98,500 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for producers and directors in state of New York from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.91%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 4. Average Producer and Director Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Producers and Directors
$95,120
Athletes and Sports Competitors
$46,980
Coaches and Scouts
$35,760
Choreographers
$78,860
Music Directors and Composers
$53,620

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Producers and Directors in New York Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of producers and directors in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of producers and directors in state of New York ranges from $28,220 to $99,540. The highest paying area for producers and directors in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $99,540. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $97,010). The lowest paying area is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$99,540
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$97,010
Nassau-Suffolk
$82,730
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$66,510
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$54,780
Rochester
$48,220
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$42,570
Binghamton
$40,600
Syracuse
$40,560
Kingston
$36,240
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$28,220

Producer and Director Salary by State

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