Producer and Director Salary Information

The salary statistics of producers and directors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of producers and directors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The 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 [1].

Table 1. Producer and Director Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,730
25th Percentile Wage
$48,170
50th Percentile Wage
$71,620
75th Percentile Wage
$111,270
90th Percentile Wage
$164,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for producers and directors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) producers and directors is $164,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,730. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 387% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$71,620
0.94% 0.38%
2016
$70,950
3.54% -
2015
$68,440
-0.96% -
2014
$69,100
-0.55% -
2013
$69,480
-2.69% -
2012
$71,350
- -

Table 2. Producer and Director Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of 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 producers and directors occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $85,090. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $49,340).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$81,020
Manufacturing
$80,450
Transportation and Warehousing
$76,270
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$73,720
Information
$73,450
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$72,280
Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,230
Wholesale Trade
$68,080
Retail Trade
$61,840
Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,380
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$58,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$58,450
Educational Services
$56,770
Finance and Insurance
$50,070
Accommodation and Food Services
$49,340

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Producers and Directors by States

From the above tables we note that not only producers and directors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of producers and directors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $39,880 to $99,400. The highest paying state for producers and directors is California with a median annual salary of $99,400. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $39,880. For more salary information of producers and directors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$99,400
New York
$96,170
New Jersey
$84,500
District of Columbia
$80,540
Maryland
$73,210
Delaware
$71,350
Virginia
$67,810
Massachusetts
$66,020
New Mexico
$65,370
Alaska
$64,160
Georgia
$64,030
Minnesota
$62,860
Connecticut
$62,760
Nevada
$60,720
Florida
$60,700
Texas
$60,110
Colorado
$59,950
Illinois
$59,410
Washington
$59,120
Utah
$58,860
Oregon
$57,110
Missouri
$56,540
Pennsylvania
$56,400
Tennessee
$55,940
South Dakota
$55,710
Louisiana
$54,540
Arkansas
$54,360
Rhode Island
$54,020
West Virginia
$53,540
North Carolina
$53,250
Michigan
$52,340
Wyoming
$51,170
New Hampshire
$50,670
Kentucky
$50,420
Wisconsin
$49,980
Arizona
$49,680
Hawaii
$49,570
Ohio
$48,680
South Carolina
$47,860
Oklahoma
$47,730
Vermont
$47,690
Idaho
$46,630
Alabama
$46,100
Kansas
$43,840
Maine
$43,370
Indiana
$43,290
Iowa
$43,240
Nebraska
$42,950
Montana
$40,790
Mississippi
$40,360
North Dakota
$39,930
Puerto Rico
$39,880



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