|Quick Facts: Producers and Directors|
|2010 Median Pay||
$68,440 per year
$32.90 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||1 to 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||122,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||11% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||13,500|
Producers and directors are in charge of creating motion pictures, television shows, live theater, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.
Producers and directors work under a lot of pressure, and most are under constant stress to find their next job. Work assignments are usually short, ranging from 1 day to a few months. Therefore, they also often hold another job to make a living.
Most producers and directors have a bachelor’s degree and several years of work experience in a related occupation, such as an actor or writer.
The median annual wage of producers and directors was $68,440 in May 2010.
Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth in the motion picture and video industry will stem from strong demand from the public for more movies and television shows.
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