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What Do Producers and Directors Do?

Career 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.

  • Music Video Producer
  • Casting Director
  • Television Program Director
  • Television Producer
  • Stage Manager

Job Outlook for Producers and Directors

There were about 134,700 jobs for Producers and Directors in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 12.2% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 16,500 new jobs for Producers and Directors by 2026. The BLS estimates 14,100 yearly job openings in this field per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Producers and Directors in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Producers and Directors are New York, California, and Florida.

Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Maine, or Delaware. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Producer or Director Make?

The average yearly salary of a Producer or Director ranges between $34,450 and $163,540. The median salary for this occupation is $71,680.

Salary Ranges for Producers and Directors

How much do Producers and Directors make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

New York

$115,610

California

$115,080

New Jersey

$92,180

District of Columbia

$89,390

Connecticut

$84,900

Georgia

$84,570

Maryland

$78,760

Illinois

$77,960

Pennsylvania

$76,050

New Mexico

$75,110

North Carolina

$73,980

Hawaii

$73,200

Minnesota

$73,110

Washington

$71,430

Florida

$70,630

Massachusetts

$70,480

Virginia

$69,750

Texas

$69,280

Colorado

$68,290

Oregon

$68,280

Utah

$67,800

Nevada

$67,190

Michigan

$65,910

Rhode Island

$65,660

Missouri

$65,560

Tennessee

$65,040

Arizona

$62,760

Alaska

$61,280

Ohio

$60,590

Kentucky

$60,530

New Hampshire

$59,830

Delaware

$59,680

Vermont

$58,760

Arkansas

$58,750

South Carolina

$57,200

Wisconsin

$57,110

Alabama

$57,040

Kansas

$56,680

Louisiana

$56,290

South Dakota

$55,930

Oklahoma

$55,670

Idaho

$55,600

Montana

$51,920

Nebraska

$51,620

Maine

$51,310

Indiana

$48,300

Iowa

$46,610

Wyoming

$45,930

Mississippi

$44,310

North Dakota

$42,570

Where Producers and Directors Work

Producer or Director Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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