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Film and Television Producers


Producers are generally paid a percentage of the project's profits or a fee negotiated between the producer and a studio. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, producers and directors had earnings that ranged from less thanĀ $34,450 to more thanĀ $163,540 in May 2018; the median annual salary was $71,680. In general, producers in the film industry earn more than television producers. Producers employed in the motion picture and video industries had annual mean earnings of $104,600 in May 2018, while those employed in television broadcasting averaged $78,740. Those who worked in cable and other subscription programming services earned annual mean wages of $88,950.

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