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What Does it Take to Be a Producer or Director?

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

  • Radio Television Technical Director
  • On-Air Director
  • Independent Video Producer
  • Television Newscast Director
  • Casting Director

Job Opportunities for Producers and Directors

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 134,700 jobs in the United States for Producer or Director. 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.

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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.

What is the Average Salary of a Producer or Director

The typical yearly salary for Producers and Directors is somewhere between $34,450 and $163,540.

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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 each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $57,040
Alaska $61,280
Arizona $62,760
Arkansas $58,750
California $115,080
Colorado $68,290
Connecticut $84,900
Delaware $59,680
District of Columbia $89,390
Florida $70,630
Georgia $84,570
Hawaii $73,200
Idaho $55,600
Illinois $77,960
Indiana $48,300
Iowa $46,610
Kansas $56,680
Kentucky $60,530
Louisiana $56,290
Maine $51,310
Maryland $78,760
Massachusetts $70,480
Michigan $65,910
Minnesota $73,110
Mississippi $44,310
Missouri $65,560
Montana $51,920
Nebraska $51,620
Nevada $67,190
New Hampshire $59,830
New Jersey $92,180
New Mexico $75,110
New York $115,610
North Carolina $73,980
North Dakota $42,570
Ohio $60,590
Oklahoma $55,670
Oregon $68,280
Pennsylvania $76,050
Rhode Island $65,660
South Carolina $57,200
South Dakota $55,930
Tennessee $65,040
Texas $69,280
Utah $67,800
Vermont $58,760
Virginia $69,750
Washington $71,430
Wisconsin $57,110
Wyoming $45,930

Where Producers and Directors Work

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Below are examples of industries where Producers and Directors work:

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