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How much does a Film Director make?

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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$120,673 /yr
Average Base Pay

11 salaries

$69K

Low

$121K

Average

$210K

High

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How much does a Film Director make? The national average salary for a Film Director is $120,673 in United States. Filter by location to see Film Director salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 11 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Film Director employees.

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Director Entertainment in United States of America

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$115,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$6,000/yr

37 days ago by a Director Entertainment with more than 15 years of experience

$119,951

/yrAvg Base Salary

50 days ago by a Director of Entertainment with 10 to 14 years of experience

$277,109

/yrAvg Base Salary

68 days ago by a Film Director with 10 to 14 years of experience

$2,167

/moAvg Base Salary

78 days ago by a Film Director with less than one year of experience

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Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Film Director
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$20K -$32K

$20K

$32K

$19,732 - $32,098 Range

Capernaum Studios

Film Director
About 

$40K -$43K

$40K

$43K

$39,980 - $43,399 Range

EY
3.9

EY

Film Director
About 

$181K -$194K

$181K

$194K

$181,162 - $194,043 Range

Walt Disney Company
4

Walt Disney Company

Film Director
About 

$101K -$110K

$101K

$110K

$101,170 - $109,523 Range

Burger King
3.4

Burger King

Film Director - Hourly
About 

$9 -$10

 hourly

$9

$10

$9 - $10 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Film Director
About 

$72K -$77K

$72K

$77K

$72,299 - $77,177 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Film Director - Monthly
About 

$2K -$2K

$2K

$2K

$1,971 - $2,141 Range

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Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Film Director - Hourly
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$14 -$15

 hourly

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

WarnerMedia
3.9

WarnerMedia

Film Director - Hourly
About 

$21 -$23

 hourly

$21

$23

$21 - $23 Range

4.2

Self Employed Chicago

Film Director - Contractor
About 

$71K -$77K

$71K

$77K

$70,849 - $76,998 Range

Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Film Director - Hourly
About 

$19 -$21

 hourly

$19

$21

$19 - $21 Range

Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Film Director
About 

$107K -$115K

$107K

$115K

$107,242 - $115,296 Range

Universal Studios
4.1

Universal Studios

Film Director - Monthly Intern
About 

$2K -$2K

$2K

$2K

$2,090 - $2,250 Range

Independent
4.3

Independent

Film Director - Hourly
About 

$24 -$26

 hourly

$24

$26

$24 - $26 Range

Chapman University
4.1

Chapman University

Film Director
About 

$72K -$78K

$72K

$78K

$72,160 - $78,032 Range

Nickelodeon
4.1

Nickelodeon

Film Director
About 

$266K -$291K

$266K

$291K

$265,770 - $290,848 Range

CAL State LA
4.2

CAL State LA

Film Director
About 

$9K -$10K

$9K

$10K

$9,122 - $9,876 Range

Babysitters
4.3

Babysitters

Film Director - Monthly
About 

$20K -$22K

$20K

$22K

$20,161 - $21,809 Range

City of Detroit
3.6

City of Detroit

Film Director
About 

$52K -$57K

$52K

$57K

$51,592 - $56,835 Range

3.9

Life Time

Film Director - Monthly
About 

$5K -$5K

$5K

$5K

$4,885 - $5,240 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Film Director salaries

The national average salary for a Film Director is $120,673 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Film Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 11 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Film Director employees.

The highest salary for a Film Director in United States is $209,644 per year.

The lowest salary for a Film Director in United States is $69,461 per year.

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