Producers and Directors
SOC: 27-2012.00


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 Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
122,600 employed

Projected (2024):
133,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Broadcast Producer
  • Casting Director
  • Film Maker
  • Independent Film Maker
  • Independent Video Producer
  • Motion Picture Director
  • Movie Producer
  • Music Video Director
  • Music Video Producer
  • News Production Supervisor
  • Newscast Director
  • Newscast Producer
  • On-Air Director
  • Pageant Director
  • Radio Producer
  • Radio Television Technical Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Television News Producer
  • Television Newscast Director
  • Television Producer
  • Television Program Director
  • Theater Company Producer
  • Video Producer

  • arts design entertainment sports and media

    industry stats

    SOC: 27-0000

    Total Employed: 1,843,600

    Average Annual Salary: $56,980