Production Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$94,000
$55,000
Min 10%
$94,000
Median 50%
$159,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Activision Blizzard
Highest Paying City
Bellingham, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a production director make?
Production Directors in America make, on average, $94,140 a year or $45.26 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $55,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $159,000. Media companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Production Director jobs are Alaska, North Dakota, Washington, New York, and New Jersey. Most Production Directors spend 4.1 years in the position.
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Average Production Director Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Production Director in the USA is $94,140 annually or $45.26 hourly. Working in Bellingham, WA as a Production Director will pay you the highest wages at around $132,955 per year. The average starting salary in Bellingham, WA for Production Directors is $75,000. Alaska, North Dakota, Washington, New York, and New Jersey are the states with the highest payscale for Production Directors. The lowest earning states are Indiana, Alabama, Hawaii, Florida, and South Carolina.

Map of Production Director Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Production Director Salary By Company

Production Directors report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Media companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Production Directors. Activision Blizzard and The Walt Disney Company are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Time Warner and Nexstar Media Group report highly competitive salaries for Production Directors.

Average Production Director Pay By Industry

Wages for Production Directors can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Production Directors well. Salaries for Production Directors in Retail companies average $101,094 annually, while Technology companies and Manufacturing companies pay $98,015 and $96,469, respectively. At $91,484, the average salary for Production Directors in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$101,094
$101k
Technology
Technology
$98,015
$98k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$96,469
$96k
Health Care
Health Care
$92,781
$93k
Media
Media
$92,288
$92k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$91,484
$91k

Production Director Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Production Director Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Western Washington University
As Productions Director
03/04/2020
$34,122
Naval Sea Systems Command
Production Director
11/24/2019
$168,165
Production Director
11/14/2019
$150,000
Director, Production
09/13/2019
$115,939
Director, Production
09/13/2019
$110,032
Imagination The Americas Inc.
Production Director
08/21/2019
$171,558
Director, Production
08/20/2019
$130,000
Appalachian State University
Production Director
06/10/2019
$40,730
My Jove Corporation
Director of Production
03/24/2019
$108,108
Gamechange Solar LLC
Director of Production
03/21/2019
$220,646
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