Filmmaker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Filmmaker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $58,940
Alabama $52,279
Arkansas $51,650
Arizona $46,969
California $97,550
Colorado $58,830
Connecticut $83,506
District of Columbia $82,150
Delaware $53,300
Florida $60,320
Georgia $73,470
Hawaii $70,120
Iowa $43,190
Idaho $47,070
Illinois $72,771
Indiana $46,827
Kansas $56,680
Kentucky $50,710
Louisiana $55,690
Massachusetts $61,810
Maryland $75,620
Maine $46,690
Michigan $55,830
Minnesota $65,770
Missouri $55,380
Mississippi $41,050
Montana $45,720
North Carolina $59,660
North Dakota $42,480
Nebraska $46,940
New Hampshire $53,570
New Jersey $75,830
New Mexico $54,030
Nevada $60,510
New York $96,590
Ohio $53,190
Oklahoma $49,080
Oregon $58,040
Pennsylvania $73,093
Puerto Rico $43,260
Rhode Island $60,020
South Carolina $47,510
South Dakota $53,200
Tennessee $65,040
Texas $61,790
Utah $55,940
Virginia $65,140
Vermont $52,220
Washington $64,400
Wisconsin $51,740
Wyoming $43,570

How do filmmaker salaries compare to similar careers?

Filmmakers earn 7% more than similar careers in Connecticut. On average, they make less than multimedia animators but more than film directors.

Career Median Salary
Multimedia animator salary $94K
Filmmaker salary $84K
Games artist salary $100K
Art director salary $90K
Producer salary $70K
Film director salary $70K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)