Filmmaker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Filmmaker 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
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 filmmaker salaries compare to similar careers?

Filmmakers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than cartoonists but more than graphic designers.

Career Median Salary
Cartoonist salary $30K
Museum conservator salary $33K
Make-Up artist salary $31K
Painting, coating & decorating worker salary $30K
Set designer salary $28K
Filmmaker salary $37K
Costume designer salary $26K
Fashion designer salary $38K
Film and video editor salary $36K
Graphic designer salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)