Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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 guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

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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)
50,780 3.4 % (4) $61,500 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $23,300 $31,990 $46,240 $70,910 $119,760
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Radio and television broadcasting 15,880 (4) $47,490 1 30
Motion picture and video industries 10,900 (4) $75,440 2 10
Performing arts companies 4,290 (4) $44,860 3 35
Cable and other subscription programming 2,990 (4) $59,370 4 18
Advertising and related services 2,540 (4) $77,250 5 8

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Independent artists, writers, and performers 2,210 (4) $101,000 6 1
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related (6) (4) $99,370 (6) 2
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets 300 (4) $96,620 16 3
Management and technical consulting services 100 (4) $81,090 34 4
Software publishers 250 (4) $80,220 19 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 1,050 (4) $51,390 0.176% 161
New York 7,460 (4) $64,340 0.090% 111
California 10,900 (4) $93,410 0.075% 24
Colorado 1,130 (4) $55,110 0.053% 115
Connecticut 850 (4) $70,720 0.052% 67

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
California 10,900 (4) $93,410 0.075% 24
Connecticut 850 (4) $70,720 0.052% 67
New Jersey 980 (4) $68,650 0.025% 87
Michigan 1,400 (4) $67,030 0.032% 65
New York 7,460 (4) $64,340 0.090% 111

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 7,530 (4) $105,630 0.187%
New York, NY PMSA 5,540 (4) $67,960 0.139%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 890 (4) $89,610 0.089%
Medford-Ashland, OR MSA 60 (4) $44,770 0.081%
Miami, FL PMSA 790 (4) $58,360 0.080%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Ventura, CA PMSA 80 (4) $114,050 0.028%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 7,530 (4) $105,630 0.187%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 150 (4) $98,970 0.075%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA 340 (4) $93,660 0.067%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 890 (4) $89,610 0.089%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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