Film director earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Film director salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $96,590
California $97,550
New Jersey $75,830
District of Columbia $82,150
Connecticut $70,380
Georgia $73,470
Maryland $75,620
Illinois $62,230
Nevada $67,190
Pennsylvania $58,200
New Mexico $54,030
North Carolina $59,660
Hawaii $70,120
Minnesota $65,770
Washington $64,400
Florida $60,320
Massachusetts $61,810
Virginia $65,140
Texas $61,790
Colorado $58,830
Oregon $58,040
Utah $55,940
Michigan $55,830
Rhode Island $60,020
Missouri $55,380
Tennessee $52,070
Arizona $51,340
Alaska $58,940
Ohio $53,190
Kentucky $50,710
Arkansas $51,650
New Hampshire $53,570
Delaware $53,300
Vermont $52,220
South Carolina $47,510
Wisconsin $51,740
Alabama $53,320
Kansas $47,040
Louisiana $55,690
South Dakota $53,200
Oklahoma $49,080
Idaho $47,070
Indiana $48,300
Montana $45,720
Nebraska $46,940
Maine $46,690
Puerto Rico $43,260
Iowa $43,190
Wyoming $43,570
Mississippi $41,050
North Dakota $42,480

How do film director salaries compare to similar careers?

Film directors earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than talent directors but more than industrial designers.

Career Median Salary
Talent director salary $72K
Fashion designer salary $73K
Filmmaker salary $73K
Architect salary $79K
Producer salary $72K
Film director salary $72K
Multimedia animator salary $73K
Urban planner salary $73K
Television writer salary $62K
Industrial designer salary $67K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)