Average Producer Salary
$71,000 yearly
$34.22 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$46,000
10 %
$71,000
Median
$110,000
90 %
What Is The Average Producer Salary?
The average producer salary is $71,174 per year, or $34.22 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level producer salary is roughly $46,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $110,000. If you like following the crowd, media and insurance companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out insurance, technology, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, New York, Nevada, and Rhode Island provide the highest producer salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$110,000
$9,167
$53
75th Percentile
$89,000
$7,417
$43
Average
$71,174
$5,931
$34
25th Percentile
$56,000
$4,667
$27
10th Percentile
$46,000
$3,833
$22

Average Producer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where producers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Producer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$47,581
$22.88
Alaska
$100,474
$48.30
Arizona
$58,633
$28.19
Arkansas
$62,275
$29.94
California
$91,158
$43.83
Colorado
$61,859
$29.74
Connecticut
$82,864
$39.84
Delaware
$76,895
$36.97
District of Columbia
$84,797
$40.77
Florida
$48,979
$23.55
Georgia
$56,933
$27.37
Hawaii
$38,008
$18.27
Idaho
$62,678
$30.13
Illinois
$55,340
$26.61
Indiana
$47,490
$22.83
Iowa
$54,262
$26.09
Kansas
$55,738
$26.80
Kentucky
$57,438
$27.61
Louisiana
$58,482
$28.12
Maine
$55,930
$26.89
Maryland
$63,217
$30.39
Massachusetts
$67,812
$32.60
Michigan
$51,626
$24.82
Minnesota
$57,508
$27.65
Mississippi
$66,167
$31.81
Missouri
$65,368
$31.43
Montana
$65,788
$31.63
Nebraska
$64,622
$31.07
Nevada
$86,007
$41.35
New Hampshire
$80,923
$38.91
New Jersey
$73,367
$35.27
New Mexico
$70,175
$33.74
New York
$87,912
$42.27
North Carolina
$59,240
$28.48
North Dakota
$64,731
$31.12
Ohio
$61,295
$29.47
Oklahoma
$81,881
$39.37
Oregon
$78,249
$37.62
Pennsylvania
$59,612
$28.66
Rhode Island
$83,834
$40.30
South Carolina
$56,195
$27.02
South Dakota
$54,913
$26.40
Tennessee
$55,589
$26.73
Texas
$57,371
$27.58
Utah
$80,347
$38.63
Vermont
$60,794
$29.23
Virginia
$61,794
$29.71
Washington
$83,130
$39.97
West Virginia
$61,235
$29.44
Wisconsin
$48,020
$23.09
Wyoming
$61,275
$29.46

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Highest Paying Cities For Producer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$103,485
$49.75
New York, NY
$88,316
$42.46
Washington, DC
$85,247
$40.98
Seattle, WA
$84,625
$40.69
Bristol, CT
$83,216
$40.01
Beaverton, OR
$78,091
$37.54

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Average Producer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $71,200
    $34.22
    +0.1%
    2020
    $71,100
    $34.19
    +0.9%
    2019
    $70,400
    $33.87
    +3.5%
    2018
    $68,000
    $32.67
    -1.0%
    2017
    $68,600
    $32.99
    -0.5%

    How Much Do Producers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a producer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for producers tend to be found in insurance, technology, and health care companies. In fact, producers can make a yearly salary of $103,102 while working for insurance companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Producer SalaryProducer Salary Range
    1
    Insurance
    $103,102
    $65k
    $129k
    2
    Technology
    $94,874
    $65k
    $129k
    3
    Health Care
    $84,888
    $65k
    $129k
    4
    Retail
    $84,728
    $65k
    $129k
    5
    Media
    $84,628
    $65k
    $129k

    High Paying Producer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Freelance Videographer/Editor

    Avg. salary: $40,941

    A freelance videographer/editor is responsible for processing and editing video contents, usually on a project basis. Freelance videographer/editors create their footage using their shooting equipment, utilize various design and editing software, and finish the project based on the clients' specifications and deliverables. They should also have a good grasp of digital marketing to produce impactful videos to the target audience. A freelance videographer/editor must be detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills to coordinate with the production team for content plans and perform adjustments as needed.
    11,354 Freelance Videographer/Editor Jobs
    Freelance Video Editor

    Avg. salary: $53,957

    A freelance video editor offers video editing services to individuals and businesses. Most freelance video editors manage their own time and work at their preferred places, some even working from home. Among their responsibilities include meeting with clients to identify their needs and preferences, negotiating contracts, gathering and editing clips, and completing projects within deadlines. There are also instances when they must shoot videos in adherence to the contract's terms. Moreover, a freelance video editor must establish positive relationships with clients to develop a strong client base.
    5,118 Freelance Video Editor Jobs
    Freelance Photographer

    Avg. salary: $52,304

    A freelance photographer produces photos while under a specific short-term contract. They are primarily responsible for coordinating with the client to learn any requests or preferences, bringing necessary devices and lighting equipment, securing the best location and setting, handling any obstruction during the photoshoot, and delivering high-quality results in a short amount of time. Moreover, a photographer must maintain a healthy working environment with clients or models by building rapport, which will also help establish a client base.
    7,953 Freelance Photographer Jobs
    Photographer, Editor

    Avg. salary: $55,646

    A Photographer, Editor selects, edits, and positions photos in print and web publications. They work for newspapers, magazines, websites, or other publications.
    6,046 Photographer, Editor Jobs
    Videographer

    Avg. salary: $38,896

    A videographer specializes in shooting and editing high-definition videos of different events, making them presentable to clients. They are primarily responsible for having their video equipment, coordinating with clients to learn any preferences or particular requests, capturing and recording from the best angle, and producing results quickly and accurately. Most of the time, a videographer may travel to different places, direct clients on what to do during filming, and edit any obstructions to produce an optimal result. Furthermore, it is essential to build rapport with clients to establish a client base and earn more projects.
    7,867 Videographer Jobs
    Freelance Producer

    Avg. salary: $66,797

    The responsibilities of a freelance producer are so broad that they can be tricky to define. Broadly, a freelance producer is responsible for finding, launching, and completing a project. They primarily handle logistics pertaining to the creation of various pieces of content. This content may include television shows, advertisements, or audio/video presentations. They also manage finances, keep the production within the allocated budget, and hire all key staff, crew members, and post-production teams. They may also have to scout for shoot locations.
    9,774 Freelance Producer Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Producers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a producer, working for Marsh USA or USI Insurance Services might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Airbnb and Everest Holdings report highly competitive wages for producers.
    Company

    How would you rate the starting salaries for Producers, as well as the prospects for salary advancement?

    Michael Neal Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Director, Rhetoric & Composition, Florida State University

    You can get specific, detailed, current information from the career center at FSU, but when I checked a little over a year ago, Editing, Writing, and Media students do well in the job market, some of the best numbers in the college. Our graduates go into many writing- and communication-related fields. A number of them enter law school each year. The salaries for entry-level positions coming out of the humanities tend to be slightly lower than other fields, such as business, but over the course of their careers, they make up for that slightly lower start. In addition to salaries, I also focus on the quality of work-life and professional satisfaction. Students with degrees in Editing, Writing, and Media have the ability to enter many different fields and apply the soft skills they've learned (e.g., critical thinking, project management, communication, design) in various contexts. I keep in touch with many graduates, and I'm continually impressed by the range and quality of their professional opportunities.Show more

    How would you rate the starting salaries for Producers, as well as the prospects for salary advancement?

    Johnathan Paul

    Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas

    Trying to pinpoint a starting salary in the film and television industry is incredibly challenging. There are so many different avenues that a recent graduate can go into, and each one of those job tracks has a benchmark for what number their starting salary begins at. For example, someone joining a film crew as a Production Assistant will typically make less than someone taking an entry level office job at a studio. The video game industry tends to have better starting salaries; however, many of those jobs are temporarily based on a development cycle. Freelance and contract work are just a reality of the media industry, and it's something I try to prepare my students for.Show more

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    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Earthjustice
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    San Francisco, CA
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    $87,300
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    08/31/2021
    $40,000
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    $39,653
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    08/28/2021
    $79,306
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    $58,240
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    $50,000
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    08/22/2021
    $40,000
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    Average Producer Salary by Demographic

    Producer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $67,137
    female-income
    Female Income
    $65,471
    Median Producer Income by Race
    Asian producers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino producers have the lowest average salary at $62,824.
    $71,000
    $69,000
    $67,000
    $65,000
    $63,000
    $61,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$69,048
    White$66,436
    Black or African American$63,015
    Asian$70,196
    Hispanic or Latino$62,824
    Average Producer Salary by Education Level
    Producers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $78,091 annually. With a Masters degree, producers earn a median annual income of $69,835 compared to $67,137 for producers with an Bachelors degree.
    $80,000
    $77,000
    $74,000
    $71,000
    $68,000
    $65,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$69,835
    Bachelor's Degree$67,137
    Doctorate Degree$78,091