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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
118,630 1.7 % $43.19 $89,840 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.56 $23.33 $34.46 $53.05 $78.62
Annual Wage (2) $34,450 $48,520 $71,680 $110,350 $163,540


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 39,510 9.63 $50.29 $104,600
Radio and Television Broadcasting 31,110 14.36 $37.86 $78,740
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,130 1.66 $51.17 $106,420
Performing Arts Companies 6,620 5.08 $30.60 $63,650
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,590 6.66 $42.77 $88,950

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 31,110 14.36 $37.86 $78,740
Motion Picture and Video Industries 39,510 9.63 $50.29 $104,600
Sound Recording Industries 1,510 8.66 $45.78 $95,210
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,590 6.66 $42.77 $88,950
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,830 5.45 $56.82 $118,190

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) $67.60 $140,600
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,830 5.45 $56.82 $118,190
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,130 1.66 $51.17 $106,420
Motion Picture and Video Industries 39,510 9.63 $50.29 $104,600
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,230 0.06 $49.65 $103,270


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)
New York 26,110 2.78 3.39 $55.58 $115,610
California 25,320 1.49 1.82 $55.33 $115,080
Florida 6,630 0.77 0.94 $33.96 $70,630
Texas 5,300 0.44 0.53 $33.31 $69,280
Georgia 4,900 1.11 1.36 $40.66 $84,570




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 2,360 3.31 4.04 $42.97 $89,390
New York 26,110 2.78 3.39 $55.58 $115,610
California 25,320 1.49 1.82 $55.33 $115,080
Georgia 4,900 1.11 1.36 $40.66 $84,570
Connecticut 1,800 1.08 1.32 $40.82 $84,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 26,110 2.78 3.39 $55.58 $115,610
California 25,320 1.49 1.82 $55.33 $115,080
New Jersey 1,580 0.39 0.47 $44.32 $92,180
District of Columbia 2,360 3.31 4.04 $42.97 $89,390
Connecticut 1,800 1.08 1.32 $40.82 $84,900





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 24,500 2.58 3.15 $56.33 $117,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 18,610 3.04 3.71 $58.81 $122,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,240 1.58 1.93 $42.22 $87,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,920 1.25 1.53 $42.31 $88,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,180 1.23 1.50 $37.11 $77,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,990 1.24 1.51 $54.25 $112,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,650 0.96 1.17 $34.87 $72,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,510 0.54 0.66 $38.78 $80,660
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,900 0.96 1.17 $36.31 $75,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,780 0.50 0.61 $35.17 $73,150




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 18,610 3.04 3.71 $58.81 $122,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 24,500 2.58 3.15 $56.33 $117,160
Missoula, MT 110 1.83 2.23 $27.81 $57,850
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 920 1.58 1.92 $37.30 $77,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,240 1.58 1.93 $42.22 $87,810
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 650 1.56 1.90 $47.25 $98,280
Columbia, MO 150 1.55 1.89 $36.33 $75,580
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,310 1.35 1.65 $33.93 $70,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,920 1.25 1.53 $42.31 $88,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,990 1.24 1.51 $54.25 $112,830