|Quick Facts: Producers and Directors|
$76,400 per year
$36.73 per hour
|Less than 5 years|
|24% (Much faster than average)|
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions.
Producers and directors work under a lot of pressure, and many are under stress to finish their work on time. Work hours for producers and directors can be long and irregular.
Most producers and directors have a bachelor’s degree and several years of experience in motion picture, TV, or theater production, working as an actor, a film and video editor, or a cinematographer, or in another, related occupation.
The median annual wage for producers and directors was $76,400 in May 2020.
Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 24 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 15,600 openings for producers and directors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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