Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
92,510 2.0 % $43.38 $90,240 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.21 $21.67 $33.40 $53.55 $89.92
Annual Wage (2) $31,650 $45,070 $69,480 $111,380 $187,040


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 34,100 9.05 $52.63 $109,470
Radio and Television Broadcasting 22,200 10.35 $33.33 $69,330
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,620 1.26 $51.00 $106,070
Performing Arts Companies 4,840 4.13 $28.83 $59,970
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 4,730 6.51 $41.13 $85,550

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 22,200 10.35 $33.33 $69,330
Motion Picture and Video Industries 34,100 9.05 $52.63 $109,470
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,520 7.07 $61.02 $126,910
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 4,730 6.51 $41.13 $85,550
Sound Recording Industries 700 4.45 $29.54 $61,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 500 0.06 $62.24 $129,450
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,520 7.07 $61.02 $126,910
Specialized Design Services 440 0.36 $58.50 $121,690
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 90 0.01 $54.04 $112,410
Motion Picture and Video Industries 34,100 9.05 $52.63 $109,470


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 25,440 1.73 2.48 $58.76 $122,210
New York 18,730 2.17 3.11 $54.36 $113,060
Florida 4,130 0.55 0.79 $34.26 $71,270
Texas 3,780 0.35 0.50 $26.32 $54,750
Georgia 3,250 0.84 1.20 $29.75 $61,870




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 1,460 2.19 3.14 $40.76 $84,780
New York 18,730 2.17 3.11 $54.36 $113,060
California 25,440 1.73 2.48 $58.76 $122,210
Connecticut 1,730 1.06 1.52 $44.56 $92,680
Georgia 3,250 0.84 1.20 $29.75 $61,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 25,440 1.73 2.48 $58.76 $122,210
New York 18,730 2.17 3.11 $54.36 $113,060
Connecticut 1,730 1.06 1.52 $44.56 $92,680
District of Columbia 1,460 2.19 3.14 $40.76 $84,780
New Jersey 1,410 0.37 0.53 $39.49 $82,140





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 20,540 5.17 7.41 $62.56 $130,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,640 2.98 4.28 $55.88 $116,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,850 1.23 1.77 $29.84 $62,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.88 1.26 $40.68 $84,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.51 0.73 $35.32 $73,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.89 1.28 $40.85 $84,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,550 0.89 1.27 $32.50 $67,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.25 1.80 $45.60 $94,860
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,280 2.29 3.28 $46.57 $96,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.87 1.25 $30.99 $64,460




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 20,540 5.17 7.41 $62.56 $130,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,640 2.98 4.28 $55.88 $116,230
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,280 2.29 3.28 $46.57 $96,870
Missoula, MT 70 1.33 1.91 $19.27 $40,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.25 1.80 $45.60 $94,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,850 1.23 1.77 $29.84 $62,060
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 200 1.22 1.75 $36.85 $76,660
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.16 1.66 $35.16 $73,140
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 210 1.06 1.53 $30.53 $63,490
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 120 1.05 1.50 $24.37 $50,690




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 20,540 5.17 7.41 $62.56 $130,120
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 160 0.53 0.76 $58.10 $120,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,640 2.98 4.28 $55.88 $116,230
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 130 0.45 0.65 $48.16 $100,170
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.99 1.42 $46.78 $97,300
Wilmington, NC 100 0.72 1.04 $46.70 $97,150
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,280 2.29 3.28 $46.57 $96,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.42 0.61 $46.27 $96,240
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.33 0.48 $46.11 $95,910
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 80 0.32 0.46 $45.94 $95,550

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.39 0.57 $20.43 $42,490
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 0.00 $24.11 $50,160
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 0.98 $25.98 $54,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 0.50 (8) (8)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 1.25 $22.86 $47,540

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 0.00 $24.11 $50,160
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 1.25 $22.86 $47,540
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 1.00 (8) (8)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 0.98 $25.98 $54,030
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 0.69 $21.51 $44,750

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 0.98 $25.98 $54,030
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.28 $25.17 $52,340
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 0.00 $24.11 $50,160
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.30 $23.02 $47,880
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 1.25 $22.86 $47,540


About May 2013 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 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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