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Program Director Cable Television Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$71,778 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Program Director Cable Television is $71,778 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Program Director Cable Television is between $51,553 and $88,502. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Program Director Cable Television. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in selection and production of cable television programs, and operates equipment to film events, and to copy/edit graphics, voice, and music onto videotape: interviews and hires workers.
  • Instructs workers in operation and maintenance of equipment, such as cameras and microphones, or directs instruction of workers through subordinate personnel.
  • Gives work directives, resolves problems, interprets policies and procedures and prepares work schedules.
  • Initiates disciplinary action for rules infractions and terminates workers.
  • Contacts talent (entertainers) and companies to determine interest in program (s) and interest in supplying prizes to audience participants.
  • Writes script and rehearses script with talent.
  • Coordinates audio work, music, camera work and script to produce show.
  • Operates equipment, such as camera, sound mixer, and videotape deck, to film events, and to edit/copy graphics, voice and music onto videotape.
  • Performs public relations duties, such as contacting school personnel to discuss company's internship program for students, and prepares press releases for newspapers, indicating company trends and direction.
  • Prepares and monitors budget to verify expenditures stay within budgetary restrictions.
  • Prepares forms for government agencies and contract renewal.
  • Prepares invoices and bills customers for services rendered.
  • May operate broadcast equipment to transmit program to viewing audience.
Program Director Cable Television Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Producers and Directors

Job family population: 117,520

Estimated population of Program Director Cable Television jobs: 3,479

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Program Director Cable Television Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Progressive incentive program for providing additional solutions to customers - As you earn points ... Cable industry experience is a plus. Our Home-Based Satellite TV Installer/Technicians are required ...
Cable Installer- South Holland/ Chicago City **$500 Sign on Bonus**
Mar 19
South Holland, IL, USA
Cavo Broadband Communications, LLC
They are responsible for installing cable television, phone and internet for residential and ... programs, safety certifications, paid time off and medical, dental, vision, life and 401(k).
Cable Technician (job id 87241)
May 15
Chicago, IL, USA
Von Technologies
... with minimal direct supervision • Work in an environment where you may be required to work ... Employee Assistance Program * Company Wellness Program * 401(k) Retirement Plan * PTO and paid ...
Technical Director/Video Production Specialist
Apr 26
Schaumburg, United States
Record and edit video and sound projects, including but not limited to: selecting program format ... Strong working knowledge within TV studio control room environment * Excellent attention to detail ...
Manager Enterprise Direct Sales
Apr 26
Oak Brook, IL, USA
... television, and managed Enterprise solutions to power businesses of all sizes to perform better. ... The organization is the nation's largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has ...
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