Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-2012 Producers and Directors

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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
83,520 2.8 % $42.60 $88,610 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.45 $21.86 $32.90 $53.71 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $32,140 $45,470 $68,440 $111,720 (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 28,170 7.94 $52.82 $109,860
Radio and Television Broadcasting 19,840 9.33 $34.63 $72,030
State Government (OES Designation) 4,620 0.20 $33.05 $68,750
Performing Arts Companies 4,510 3.98 $28.76 $59,820
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 4,400 1.08 $50.77 $105,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 19,840 9.33 $34.63 $72,030
Motion Picture and Video Industries 28,170 7.94 $52.82 $109,860
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 4,230 5.33 $45.86 $95,380
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,400 5.29 $48.67 $101,240
Performing Arts Companies 4,510 3.98 $28.76 $59,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 600 0.07 $58.63 $121,940
Motion Picture and Video Industries 28,170 7.94 $52.82 $109,860
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 4,400 1.08 $50.77 $105,600
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,400 5.29 $48.67 $101,240
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $46.80 $97,350


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 20,190 1.44 2.19 $60.75 $126,360
New York 15,670 1.88 2.86 $53.81 $111,930
Florida 3,990 0.56 0.85 $30.83 $64,120
Texas 3,390 0.34 0.51 $26.98 $56,120
Georgia 1,960 0.52 0.80 $34.48 $71,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,350 2.11 3.21 $43.67 $90,820
New York 15,670 1.88 2.86 $53.81 $111,930
California 20,190 1.44 2.19 $60.75 $126,360
Connecticut 1,370 0.86 1.30 (8) (8)
Vermont 220 0.77 1.17 $25.17 $52,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 20,190 1.44 2.19 $60.75 $126,360
New York 15,670 1.88 2.86 $53.81 $111,930
District of Columbia 1,350 2.11 3.21 $43.67 $90,820
Tennessee 1,090 0.43 0.65 $38.21 $79,470
New Jersey 1,260 0.34 0.51 $35.79 $74,450

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,430 4.04 6.15 $66.66 $138,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,710 2.75 4.19 $55.14 $114,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.93 1.42 $42.12 $87,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,490 0.68 1.03 $38.09 $79,230
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.38 0.58 $34.25 $71,240
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 1.33 2.02 $44.81 $93,200
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 980 1.80 2.74 $56.04 $116,570
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 980 1.02 1.55 $29.62 $61,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 920 0.69 1.04 $33.62 $69,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 900 0.54 0.82 $34.40 $71,560




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,430 4.04 6.15 $66.66 $138,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,710 2.75 4.19 $55.14 $114,680
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 980 1.80 2.74 $56.04 $116,570
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 1.33 2.02 $44.81 $93,200
Medford, OR 100 1.31 2.00 $31.43 $65,380
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.23 1.87 $21.44 $44,590
Springfield, MA-CT 320 1.15 1.74 $30.11 $62,630
Great Falls, MT 40 1.04 1.58 $15.08 $31,370
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 980 1.02 1.55 $29.62 $61,600
Missoula, MT 50 1.02 1.55 $16.79 $34,910




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,430 4.04 6.15 $66.66 $138,640
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 980 1.80 2.74 $56.04 $116,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,710 2.75 4.19 $55.14 $114,680
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 190 0.65 0.99 $50.04 $104,070
Harrisonburg, VA 30 0.57 0.86 $46.51 $96,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 1.33 2.02 $44.81 $93,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 840 0.67 1.03 $44.30 $92,140
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 130 0.82 1.24 $43.94 $91,390
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 220 0.53 0.81 $43.50 $90,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 580 0.48 0.73 $42.95 $89,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 0.93 $48.81 $101,510
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 1.22 $25.75 $53,560
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 1.00 1.52 $17.48 $36,350
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 0.68 $15.14 $31,500
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.47 $17.66 $36,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.68 2.56 $28.31 $58,890
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 1.00 1.52 $17.48 $36,350
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.85 1.30 $23.75 $49,400
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 1.22 $25.75 $53,560
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 0.93 $48.81 $101,510

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 0.93 $48.81 $101,510
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.83 $66,200
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.28 $30.25 $62,910
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.68 2.56 $28.31 $58,890
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.37 $27.38 $56,950


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011