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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of producers and directors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
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|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |