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Producers and Directors in New York

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

12.5% Jobs Projection
$96,590 Median Salary
2,560 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Producers and Directors Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 26,110 Producers and Directors working in the state.

There were 23,820 Producers and Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Producers and Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.2%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,560 annual job openings, and 27,500 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Producers and Directors ranged from $40,750 to $208,000 with $96,590 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.59 to $100. The median hourly rate was $46.44.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $46.24 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.20.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 24,500 $98,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 370 $67,840
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 340 $56,400
Rochester, NY 290 $63,850
Syracuse, NY 170 $47,470
Binghamton, NY 50 $51,340

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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