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 about the same as related careers in Massachusetts. On average, they make less than court reporters but more than television writers.

Career Median Salary
Court reporter salary $84K
Fashion designer salary $71K
Naval architect salary $64K
Film and video editor salary $61K
Multimedia animator salary $68K
Talent director salary $62K
Filmmaker salary $62K
Film director salary $62K
Producer salary $62K
Television writer salary $64K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)