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Television Director Salary

$86,926 (USD)

Average Salary

$42/hr

Average Hourly

$3,268

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Television Director is $86,926 a year and $42 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Television Director is between $61,460 and $107,710. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Plans and directs audio and video aspects of television programs, based on program specifications and knowledge of television programming techniques: interprets script, rehearses cast, and establishes pace of program to stay within time requirements.
  • Informs technicians of scenery, lights, props, and other equipment desired.
  • Approves scenery, costumes, choreography, and music.
  • Issues instructions to technicians from control room during telecast to keep them informed of effects desired, such as dissolves, long shots, medium shots, superimpositions, fade-ins, and fade-outs.
  • May move controls to integrate material from multisite origins into live program.
  • May direct news and special events programs.
  • May direct program for live broadcast or for electronic video recording.
  • May direct nonbroadcast television presentation, such as program for sales, medical, educational, or industrial purposes.
  • May direct commercials.
  • May operate viewing/editing equipment to review and edit program tapes, using personal knowledge of television programming and editing techniques.
  • May key information into computer, using keyboard, to compile letters, memos, and other program material, such as scripts and notes.
  • May be designated producer-director in small station.
Television Director Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Producers and Directors

Job family population: 118,630

Estimated population of Television Director jobs: 2,940

Rate of error: 1.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$100,772
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Television Director Job Listings for United States

Canvass Director for Detroit Public Television
Nov 11
Detroit, MI, USA
Donor Development Strategies
... Television, the largest PBS member station in Southeast Michigan . DDS campaigns are ongoing, providing directors a structured 40-hour work week as well as a comprehensive benefits package (healt ...
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San Francisco, CA, USA
Wave Broadband
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Director Of Development
Nov 5
us
Women In Film
Director of Development About the Organization Women In Film is a nonprofit organization dedicated ... Over the past two years, the conversation about women in film and television has reached an all ...
Technical Manager
Oct 28
Millbrae, CA, USA
Millbrae Community Television
Millbrae Community Television's is an established nonprofit with a mission to encourage civic ... The Technical Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Production Manager to make ...
Executive Director of Software Engineering
Nov 5
us
KQED
Job Summary The Executive Director of Engineering will help reimagine how online news and ... Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help ...

The average pay for a Television Director is $86,926 a year and $42 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Television Director is between $61,460 and $107,710. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Canvass Director for Detroit Public Television
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Oct 10
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Basic knowledge and aptitude of Cable Television Direct Sales or other face to face sales experience in a retail sales position, or equivalent combination of education and experience * Valid driver ...
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