How Much Do Producers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Producers plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$96690 per year
Hourly wage
$46 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,070 to $51,760 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $25 per hour

Entry-level Producers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,070 to $51,760 per year or $17 to $25 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Producers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $89 $184,660
Senior (Top 25%) $57 $118,020
Middle (Mid 50%) $37 $76,400
Junior (Bottom 25%) $25 $51,760
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $36,070

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $61 $126,220
NY $59 $122,180
CT $52 $107,580
DC $46 $95,670
GA $43 $89,620
MD $40 $83,930
NJ $39 $81,990
NV $39 $81,240
CO $38 $79,360
MA $38 $78,960

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Producer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Producers are in the states of CA, NY, CT, DC and GA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Specialized Design Services $137880 $66.29
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $133010 $63.95
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $122580 $58.93
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $115200 $55.38
Motion Picture and Video Industries $113860 $54.74
Rental and Leasing Services $109810 $52.80
Grantmaking and Giving Services $109120 $52.46
Software Publishers $105550 $50.75
Employment Services $102850 $49.45
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets $101600 $48.85
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $100790 $48.46
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $98820 $47.51
Federal Executive Branch $96770 $46.53
Other Support Services $96120 $46.21
Other Information Services $93270 $44.84
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $92910 $44.67
Management of Companies and Enterprises $92030 $44.25
Scientific Research and Development Services $91740 $44.11
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $90800 $43.65
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $90620 $43.57
Sound Recording Industries $90510 $43.51
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $89520 $43.04
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $87080 $41.86
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $81690 $39.28
Radio and Television Broadcasting $80390 $38.65
Social Advocacy Organizations $79030 $37.99
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $76290 $36.68
Educational Support Services $75870 $36.48
Traveler Accommodation $75230 $36.17
Spectator Sports $74410 $35.78

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