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Producers and Directors in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Producer or Director?

12.0% Jobs Projection
$62,230 Median Salary
360 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Producers and Directors in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Producers and Directors in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Producers and Directors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Producers and Directors Work in Illinois?

2,950 people worked as Producers and Directors in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,700 Producers and Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 750 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,115 Producers and Directors working in it, which means Illinois has more Producers and Directors than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Producers and Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 12.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.2%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 360 annual job openings, and 3,910 total jobs in 2026 for Producers and Directors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,100 annual jobs and 151,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Producers and Directors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Producers and Directors ranged from $27,470 to $149,590 with $62,230 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.21 to $71.92. The median hourly rate was $29.92.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.56 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.36.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Producers and Directors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Producers and Directors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,510 $64,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 690 $67,920
Bloomington, IL 70 $52,030
Springfield, IL 60 n/a
Peoria, IL 50 $38,360
Rockford, IL 50 $55,900
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 $39,770

Top States for Producers and Directors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Producers and Directors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 26,110 $96,590
California 25,320 $97,550
Florida 6,630 $60,320
Texas 5,300 $61,790
Georgia 4,900 $73,470
Massachusetts 3,250 $61,810
Illinois 2,950 $62,230
Pennsylvania 2,700 $58,200
Washington 2,400 $64,400
District of Columbia 2,360 $82,150
North Carolina 2,330 $59,660
Virginia 2,090 $65,140
Tennessee 2,060 $52,070
Michigan 2,030 $55,830
Ohio 1,850 $53,190
Connecticut 1,800 $70,380
Colorado 1,710 $58,830
Missouri 1,610 $55,380
Maryland 1,590 $75,620
New Jersey 1,580 $75,830

Below are the states where Producers and Directors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $97,550
New York $96,590
District of Columbia $82,150
New Jersey $75,830
Maryland $75,620
Georgia $73,470
Connecticut $70,380
Hawaii $70,120
Minnesota $65,770
Virginia $65,140

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