Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
114,510 1.9 % $45.12 $93,840 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.84 $22.44 $34.11 $54.24 $91.28
Annual Wage (2) $32,940 $46,660 $70,950 $112,820 $189,870


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 42,990 10.17 $53.52 $111,320
Radio and Television Broadcasting 27,650 12.58 $36.61 $76,150
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 7,760 1.60 $54.19 $112,710
Performing Arts Companies 5,260 4.18 $31.59 $65,720
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,560 6.29 $43.53 $90,540

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 27,650 12.58 $36.61 $76,150
Motion Picture and Video Industries 42,990 10.17 $53.52 $111,320
Sound Recording Industries 1,210 7.13 $39.57 $82,310
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,560 6.29 $43.53 $90,540
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,220 5.98 $64.05 $133,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,220 5.98 $64.05 $133,230
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 160 0.67 $60.45 $125,730
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,590 0.17 $54.60 $113,570
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 7,760 1.60 $54.19 $112,710
Motion Picture and Video Industries 42,990 10.17 $53.52 $111,320


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 28,230 1.77 2.17 $62.75 $130,510
New York 23,500 2.58 3.17 $56.64 $117,820
Florida 5,960 0.73 0.89 $36.16 $75,220
Texas 5,640 0.48 0.59 $32.66 $67,920
Georgia 4,360 1.03 1.27 $36.58 $76,080




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 1,900 2.71 3.32 $40.07 $83,350
New York 23,500 2.58 3.17 $56.64 $117,820
California 28,230 1.77 2.17 $62.75 $130,510
Connecticut 1,930 1.16 1.42 $32.76 $68,130
Hawaii 690 1.08 1.33 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 28,230 1.77 2.17 $62.75 $130,510
New York 23,500 2.58 3.17 $56.64 $117,820
New Jersey 1,670 0.42 0.52 $40.82 $84,900
District of Columbia 1,900 2.71 3.32 $40.07 $83,350
Pennsylvania 2,510 0.44 0.54 $39.77 $82,720





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 22,090 5.23 6.42 $67.81 $141,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,150 3.21 3.94 $58.32 $121,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,660 1.43 1.76 $36.83 $76,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,850 1.15 1.40 $39.10 $81,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,700 0.74 0.91 $40.72 $84,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,000 1.26 1.55 $34.59 $71,950
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,910 1.79 2.19 $51.41 $106,930
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,820 1.01 1.24 $37.21 $77,400
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.47 1.80 $42.09 $87,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.63 0.77 $41.03 $85,340




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 22,090 5.23 6.42 $67.81 $141,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,150 3.21 3.94 $58.32 $121,310
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,160 2.00 2.45 $32.51 $67,630
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,910 1.79 2.19 $51.41 $106,930
Columbia, MO 140 1.58 1.93 $30.78 $64,020
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,510 1.57 1.92 $30.66 $63,770
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 180 1.47 1.80 $32.11 $66,780
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.47 1.80 $42.09 $87,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,660 1.43 1.76 $36.83 $76,610
Urban Honolulu, HI 630 1.36 1.67 $30.24 $62,890