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
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
Nevada $60,510
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
New Hampshire $53,570
Delaware $53,300
Vermont $52,220
Arkansas $51,650
South Carolina $47,510
Wisconsin $51,740
Kansas $47,040
Louisiana $55,690
South Dakota $53,200
Oklahoma $49,080
Idaho $47,070
Montana $45,720
Nebraska $46,940
Maine $46,690
Puerto Rico $43,260
Indiana $44,480
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 producers but more than precious metal workers.

Career Median Salary
Producer salary $44K
Architect salary $51K
Photojournalist salary $36K
Photographer salary $30K
Multimedia animator salary $45K
Film director salary $42K
Sculptor salary $30K
Model maker salary $39K
Interior designer salary $37K
Precious metal worker salary $39K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)