All About Producers and Directors
Job Description: Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Types of Producer or Director
- Independent Film Maker
- Television News Producer
- Radio Producer
- Movie Producer
- News Production Supervisor
Are There Job Opportunities for Producers and Directors?
There were about 134,700 jobs for Producer or Director in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 12.2% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 16,500 new jobs for Producer or Director by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 14,100 job openings in this field each year.
The states with the most job growth for Producer or Director are Utah, Georgia, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Maine, or Kansas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
How Much Does a Producer or Director Make?
The typical yearly salary for Producers and Directors is somewhere between $34,450 and $163,540.
Producers and Directors who work in California, New York, or District of Columbia, make the highest salaries.
How much do Producers and Directors make in different U.S. states?
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$89,390|
Producers and Directors Sector
The table below shows the approximate number of Producers and Directors employed by various industries.
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