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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 than $31,780 to more than $181,780 in May 2015; the median annual salary was $68,440. 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 $105,550 in May 2015, while those employed in television broadcasting averaged $72,020. Those who worked in cable and other subscription programming services earned annual mean wages of $85,520.

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