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  • $85,160
  • 134,700
  • 4.4
  • 12.2%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Screenwriting
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How much does a Film Director make in the United States?

Average Film Director Yearly Salary in the United States

Film Directors earn an average yearly salary of $85,160. Salaries typically start from $30,763 and go up to $158,937.

Average Film Director Hourly Wage in the United States

Film Directors earn an average hourly wage of $40.94. Hourly wages typically start from $14.79 and go up to $76.41.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

32%
Full-Time
68%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
405
RATINGS
Film Directors average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Film Directors in the 65th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Film Director satisfaction

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Film Director Earnings by Seniority

Top End Film Director Earnings

The highest earning Film Directors in the United States earn:

$76.41
an hour
$158,936.8
per year
Senior Film Director Earnings

Senior Film Directors in the United States earn:

$49.31
an hour
$102,555.3
per year
Experienced Film Director Earnings

Experienced Film Directors in the United States earn:

$31.71
an hour
$65,950.1
per year
Junior Film Director Earnings

Junior Film Directors in the United States earn:

$20.85
an hour
$43,366.2
per year
Starting Film Director Earnings

Starting Film Directors in the United States earn:

$14.79
an hour
$30,762.8
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Film Director Salary Comparison

Film Directors earn more than 90% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Naval Architect Salary $96k
Art Director Salary $93k
Talent Director Salary $90k
Games Artist Salary $89k
Film Director Salary $85k
News Anchor Salary $84k
Filmmaker Salary $72k
Architect Salary $72k
Producer Salary $72k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Film Director salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Film Director Salary in United States $40.94 $85,160.3 # 1
Film Director Salary in California $25.16 $52,338.8 # 2

Career Attributes

  • $85,160
  • 134,700
  • 4.4
  • 12.2%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Screenwriting
More Attributes