Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
117,520 1.9 % $43.64 $90,770 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.22 $23.16 $34.43 $53.49 $78.99
Annual Wage (2) $33,730 $48,170 $71,620 $111,270 $164,290


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 43,150 10.11 $51.66 $107,450
Radio and Television Broadcasting 28,590 13.20 $35.98 $74,850
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,110 1.64 $51.60 $107,330
Performing Arts Companies 5,940 4.69 $32.37 $67,320
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,700 6.93 $44.24 $92,010

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 28,590 13.20 $35.98 $74,850
Motion Picture and Video Industries 43,150 10.11 $51.66 $107,450
Sound Recording Industries 1,410 8.42 $39.19 $81,520
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,700 6.93 $44.24 $92,010
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,760 5.36 $56.13 $116,750

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 2,760 5.36 $56.13 $116,750
Motion Picture and Video Industries 43,150 10.11 $51.66 $107,450
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,110 1.64 $51.60 $107,330
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,440 0.07 $48.19 $100,230
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 170 0.59 $47.76 $99,340


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 29,100 1.74 2.11 $57.13 $118,830
New York 23,820 2.59 3.14 $55.84 $116,160
Florida 6,250 0.74 0.90 $35.08 $72,960
Texas 5,150 0.43 0.53 $32.96 $68,560
Georgia 3,800 0.88 1.07 $36.68 $76,290




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 2,000 2.83 3.43 $41.40 $86,110
New York 23,820 2.59 3.14 $55.84 $116,160
California 29,100 1.74 2.11 $57.13 $118,830
Connecticut 1,700 1.03 1.25 $36.49 $75,910
Vermont 280 0.93 1.13 $26.47 $55,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 29,100 1.74 2.11 $57.13 $118,830
New York 23,820 2.59 3.14 $55.84 $116,160
New Jersey 1,250 0.31 0.38 $46.87 $97,490
District of Columbia 2,000 2.83 3.43 $41.40 $86,110
Maryland 1,570 0.59 0.72 $38.77 $80,630



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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 21,150 4.77 5.79 $61.61 $128,150
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,790 3.11 3.77 $57.81 $120,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,240 1.24 1.50 $36.84 $76,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,110 0.85 1.03 $37.34 $77,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,080 1.22 1.48 $40.62 $84,490
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 2.63 3.19 $51.09 $106,270
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,260 1.23 1.49 $36.76 $76,470
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,760 1.55 1.87 $37.47 $77,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.98 1.18 $32.35 $67,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.53 0.65 $34.90 $72,600


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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 21,150 4.77 5.79 $61.61 $128,150
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,790 3.11 3.77 $57.81 $120,240
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 2.63 3.19 $51.09 $106,270
Columbia, MO 160 1.76 2.14 $35.68 $74,220
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 970 1.75 2.12 $27.28 $56,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 990 1.70 2.06 $35.75 $74,360
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,760 1.55 1.87 $37.47 $77,940
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 170 1.49 1.81 (8) (8)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 160 1.31 1.58 $28.68 $59,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,240 1.24 1.50 $36.84 $76,640


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Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 21,150 4.77 5.79 $61.61 $128,150
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,790 3.11 3.77 $57.81 $120,240
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.21 0.25 $54.53 $113,430
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 2.63 3.19 $51.09 $106,270
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.24 0.30 $49.43 $102,820
Trenton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $48.91 $101,730
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 310 0.70 0.85 $48.81 $101,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 540 0.50 0.61 $48.76 $101,430
Albuquerque, NM 300 0.77 0.94 $47.02 $97,790
Barnstable Town, MA 80 0.78 0.94 $46.91 $97,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 0.90 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.88 1.06 $24.27 $50,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 0.40 $24.99 $51,980
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 0.60 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 0.41 $17.13 $35,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.98 1.18 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.88 1.06 $24.27 $50,470
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 0.92 $24.65 $51,270
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 0.90 (8) (8)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 0.73 $24.47 $50,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 0.17 $28.68 $59,650
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 0.59 $27.96 $58,160
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 0.43 $27.24 $56,670
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.30 $25.33 $52,690
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 0.40 $24.99 $51,980


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018