The salary statistics of actors, producers, and directors are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of actors, producers, and directors in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of actors, producers, and directors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The actors, producers, and directors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,960|
|25th Percentile Wage||$38,470|
|50th Percentile Wage||$62,760|
|75th Percentile Wage||$103,890|
|90th Percentile Wage||$166,360|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for actors, producers, and directors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) actors, producers, and directors is $166,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,960. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 594% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of actors, producers, and directors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of actors, producers, and directors in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for actors, producers, and directors occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $80,940. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $45,170).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |