Filmmaker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Filmmaker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $97,550
New York $96,590
Connecticut $83,506
Illinois $72,771
New Jersey $75,830
Pennsylvania $73,093
District of Columbia $82,150
Georgia $73,470
Kansas $56,680
Maryland $75,620
New Mexico $54,030
Tennessee $65,040
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
Alaska $58,940
Ohio $53,190
Kentucky $50,710
Arkansas $51,650
New Hampshire $53,570
Delaware $53,300
Alabama $52,279
Vermont $52,220
South Carolina $47,510
Wisconsin $51,740
Louisiana $55,690
South Dakota $53,200
Oklahoma $49,080
Idaho $47,070
Indiana $46,827
Montana $45,720
Nebraska $46,940
Maine $46,690
Arizona $46,969
Puerto Rico $43,260
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 news anchors but more than multimedia animators.

Career Median Salary
News anchor salary $67K
Talent agent salary $66K
Make-Up artist salary $64K
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

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)