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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Producer and Director Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,940
25th Percentile Wage
$46,660
50th Percentile Wage
$70,950
75th Percentile Wage
$112,820
90th Percentile Wage
$189,870

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 $189,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,940. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 476% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of producers and directors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,9503.54%-0.56%
201568,440-0.96%-
201469,100-0.55%-
201369,480-2.69%-
201271,350--

Table 2. Producer and Director Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of producers and directors in 15 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 $87,420. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $43,120).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,730
Manufacturing
$79,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,950
Information
$71,920
Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$67,980
Wholesale Trade
$65,710
Retail Trade
$62,330
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$59,520
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,930
Educational Services
$55,020
Finance and Insurance
$48,090
Accommodation and Food Services
$43,120

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 $33,890 to $100,180. The highest paying state for producers and directors is California with a median annual salary of $100,180. The lowest paying state is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $33,890. 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
$100,180
New York
$97,360
District of Columbia
$79,070
Maryland
$71,860
New Jersey
$70,780
Illinois
$66,420
Massachusetts
$65,660
New Mexico
$65,370
Virginia
$64,040
Washington
$63,450
Connecticut
$62,870
Florida
$62,760
Minnesota
$61,110
Delaware
$60,820
Georgia
$60,730
Nevada
$60,050
Pennsylvania
$59,570
Alaska
$58,440
Rhode Island
$57,480
Michigan
$57,000
Colorado
$56,360
South Dakota
$55,690
Texas
$55,220
Utah
$54,400
West Virginia
$53,540
Oregon
$53,110
Missouri
$52,960
North Carolina
$52,010
Vermont
$51,540
Arizona
$50,180
Hawaii
$49,570
Indiana
$49,550
Ohio
$48,360
Tennessee
$48,340
Louisiana
$48,030
Wisconsin
$47,380
Montana
$46,450
Nebraska
$46,190
Wyoming
$45,620
South Carolina
$45,590
Idaho
$45,510
Kentucky
$45,160
Arkansas
$44,400
Alabama
$44,000
Puerto Rico
$42,790
Iowa
$42,750
Kansas
$40,750
Mississippi
$39,370
New Hampshire
$38,990
Oklahoma
$38,740
Maine
$38,460
North Dakota
$33,890


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