Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
104,650 2.6 % $43.11 $89,670 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.28 $21.70 $32.91 $50.38 $87.40
Annual Wage (2) $31,780 $45,140 $68,440 $104,780 $181,780


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 37,550 9.62 $50.75 $105,550
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,470 11.49 $34.63 $72,020
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 7,800 1.63 $53.93 $112,170
Performing Arts Companies 4,950 4.13 $29.98 $62,350
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 4,330 6.99 $41.12 $85,520

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 25,470 11.49 $34.63 $72,020
Motion Picture and Video Industries 37,550 9.62 $50.75 $105,550
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 4,330 6.99 $41.12 $85,520
Sound Recording Industries 1,050 6.49 $30.85 $64,160
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,400 6.41 $59.93 $124,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 180 0.78 $60.67 $126,200
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,400 6.41 $59.93 $124,660
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,450 0.16 $56.01 $116,510
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 7,800 1.63 $53.93 $112,170
Motion Picture and Video Industries 37,550 9.62 $50.75 $105,550


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 25,510 1.65 2.17 $60.06 $124,910
New York 21,450 2.39 3.15 $52.54 $109,290
Texas 5,680 0.49 0.65 $30.60 $63,650
Florida 5,300 0.67 0.88 $37.47 $77,950
Georgia 4,060 0.99 1.30 $33.47 $69,620



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 1,650 2.45 3.23 $40.37 $83,970
New York 21,450 2.39 3.15 $52.54 $109,290
California 25,510 1.65 2.17 $60.06 $124,910
Connecticut 2,040 1.23 1.62 $33.49 $69,660
Georgia 4,060 0.99 1.30 $33.47 $69,620



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 25,510 1.65 2.17 $60.06 $124,910
New York 21,450 2.39 3.15 $52.54 $109,290
New Jersey 1,660 0.42 0.56 $42.10 $87,560
District of Columbia 1,650 2.45 3.23 $40.37 $83,970
Illinois 3,220 0.55 0.72 $39.98 $83,150




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 19,560 4.77 6.28 $65.22 $135,650
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,000 2.93 3.86 $54.44 $113,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,460 1.40 1.84 $33.68 $70,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,600 0.73 0.96 $42.46 $88,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.99 1.30 $39.69 $82,550
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,630 0.92 1.22 $34.30 $71,340
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.42 1.87 $42.49 $88,380
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,530 1.65 2.17 $27.06 $56,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.99 1.31 $34.63 $72,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.64 0.85 $39.88 $82,940



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 19,560 4.77 6.28 $65.22 $135,650
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,000 2.93 3.86 $54.44 $113,230
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 480 2.63 3.47 $45.67 $94,990
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,320 2.29 3.02 $34.83 $72,450
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,530 1.65 2.17 $27.06 $56,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.42 1.87 $42.49 $88,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,460 1.40 1.84 $33.68 $70,050
Missoula, MT 70 1.26 1.66 $22.63 $47,060
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 150 1.23 1.62 $32.84 $68,310
Tyler, TX 110 1.12 1.47 $24.83 $51,650