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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

27-2012 Producers and Directors

Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film 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)
129,210 5.7 % $45.16 $93,940 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.06 $24.44 $35.78 $55.06 $83.50
Annual Wage (2) $35,480 $50,840 $74,420 $114,530 $173,680


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 45,150 10.53 $52.66 $109,540
Radio and Television Broadcasting 32,320 15.03 $37.94 $78,910
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,440 1.72 $53.46 $111,200
Performing Arts Companies 6,710 5.02 $33.20 $69,060
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,470 6.52 $64.95 $135,110

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 32,320 15.03 $37.94 $78,910
Motion Picture and Video Industries 45,150 10.53 $52.66 $109,540
Sound Recording Industries 1,530 8.23 $45.86 $95,390
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,470 6.52 $64.95 $135,110
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,440 6.46 $40.69 $84,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $69.67 $144,910
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,470 6.52 $64.95 $135,110
Specialized Design Services 570 0.39 $64.52 $134,200
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,380 0.06 $54.62 $113,620
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,440 1.72 $53.46 $111,200


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 33,610 1.93 2.20 $58.63 $121,950
New York 27,370 2.87 3.27 $56.77 $118,090
Florida 5,980 0.68 0.77 $33.89 $70,490
Texas 5,260 0.42 0.48 $33.35 $69,370
Georgia 5,110 1.14 1.30 $40.02 $83,240




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 2,550 3.53 4.01 $44.29 $92,130
New York 27,370 2.87 3.27 $56.77 $118,090
California 33,610 1.93 2.20 $58.63 $121,950
Connecticut 1,960 1.18 1.34 $42.57 $88,550
Georgia 5,110 1.14 1.30 $40.02 $83,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 33,610 1.93 2.20 $58.63 $121,950
New York 27,370 2.87 3.27 $56.77 $118,090
District of Columbia 2,550 3.53 4.01 $44.29 $92,130
Connecticut 1,960 1.18 1.34 $42.57 $88,550
New Jersey 1,960 0.48 0.55 $42.40 $88,200





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-Anaheim, CA 26,410 4.23 4.81 $62.49 $129,980
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 25,900 2.68 3.05 $57.43 $119,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,350 1.59 1.80 $42.13 $87,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,070 1.28 1.46 $43.67 $90,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,440 1.39 1.58 $50.25 $104,520
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,920 1.10 1.26 $36.36 $75,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,730 0.58 0.66 $36.37 $75,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,700 0.97 1.10 $36.91 $76,770
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,870 0.92 1.05 $36.91 $76,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,820 0.50 0.56 $35.93 $74,740




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-Anaheim, CA 26,410 4.23 4.81 $62.49 $129,980
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 25,900 2.68 3.05 $57.43 $119,460
Medford, OR 160 1.87 2.13 $29.85 $62,090
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,010 1.81 2.06 $28.24 $58,750
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 730 1.76 2.00 $50.67 $105,390
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 980 1.67 1.90 $38.29 $79,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,350 1.59 1.80 $42.13 $87,620
Missoula, MT 90 1.47 1.67 $28.06 $58,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,440 1.39 1.58 $50.25 $104,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,070 1.28 1.46 $43.67 $90,840