Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
97,300 2.0 % $43.41 $90,300 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.09 $21.62 $33.22 $52.71 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $31,380 $44,970 $69,100 $109,640 (5)


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 34,250 9.07 $51.17 $106,440
Radio and Television Broadcasting 24,730 11.24 $35.20 $73,230
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 6,880 1.45 $52.78 $109,780
Performing Arts Companies 4,580 3.83 $29.38 $61,100
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,840 7.19 $60.37 $125,570

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 24,730 11.24 $35.20 $73,230
Motion Picture and Video Industries 34,250 9.07 $51.17 $106,440
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,840 7.19 $60.37 $125,570
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,500 5.41 $37.72 $78,460
Sound Recording Industries 770 4.81 $30.56 $63,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.06 $86.41 $179,720
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,840 7.19 $60.37 $125,570
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,310 0.15 $60.30 $125,430
Specialized Design Services 470 0.37 $59.13 $122,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 6,880 1.45 $52.78 $109,780


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 24,400 1.61 2.24 $60.71 $126,270
New York 19,980 2.27 3.15 $53.96 $112,240
Texas 4,730 0.42 0.58 $29.38 $61,100
Florida 4,710 0.62 0.85 $36.45 $75,810
Georgia 3,840 0.96 1.34 $29.77 $61,920




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 1,630 2.42 3.35 $40.68 $84,610
New York 19,980 2.27 3.15 $53.96 $112,240
California 24,400 1.61 2.24 $60.71 $126,270
Connecticut 1,820 1.11 1.54 (8) (8)
Georgia 3,840 0.96 1.34 $29.77 $61,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 24,400 1.61 2.24 $60.71 $126,270
New York 19,980 2.27 3.15 $53.96 $112,240
District of Columbia 1,630 2.42 3.35 $40.68 $84,610
New Jersey 1,430 0.37 0.51 $39.94 $83,080
Illinois 2,400 0.42 0.58 $38.38 $79,820





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 19,560 4.82 6.70 $64.95 $135,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,540 3.25 4.52 $55.85 $116,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,360 1.41 1.96 $30.52 $63,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.94 1.31 $40.40 $84,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.50 0.70 $41.69 $86,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.96 1.33 $44.77 $93,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,690 0.94 1.31 $33.13 $68,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.03 1.43 $32.91 $68,450
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,320 1.21 1.68 $51.93 $108,020
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,290 1.23 1.71 $39.85 $82,890




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 19,560 4.82 6.70 $64.95 $135,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,540 3.25 4.52 $55.85 $116,160
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,200 2.12 2.94 $34.40 $71,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,360 1.41 1.96 $30.52 $63,490
Missoula, MT 80 1.38 1.91 $21.36 $44,440
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,120 1.27 1.76 $26.97 $56,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,290 1.23 1.71 $39.85 $82,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,320 1.21 1.68 $51.93 $108,020
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 180 1.13 1.56 $36.96 $76,870
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.09 1.52 $31.49 $65,500




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 19,560 4.82 6.70 $64.95 $135,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,540 3.25 4.52 $55.85 $116,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,320 1.21 1.68 $51.93 $108,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 630 0.48 0.66 $49.67 $103,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.96 1.33 $44.77 $93,120
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.30 0.42 $44.74 $93,060
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 660 0.52 0.72 $42.77 $88,960
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.22 0.31 $42.69 $88,800
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 150 0.52 0.72 $42.64 $88,680
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 100 0.42 0.58 $41.98 $87,320

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.04 1.45 $20.48 $42,600
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 1.13 (8) (8)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 1.01 $25.20 $52,420
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 0.57 (8) (8)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 0.63 $30.42 $63,270

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 110 1.04 1.45 $20.48 $42,600
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 1.22 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 1.13 (8) (8)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 1.01 $25.20 $52,420
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 0.81 (8) (8)

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 0.63 $30.42 $63,270
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.25 $27.68 $57,570
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 1.01 $25.20 $52,420
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.32 $23.74 $49,370
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 0.44 $23.62 $49,130


About May 2014 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015