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Salary and Benefits

Producer
$51K-$63K / yr. (est.)
$52K
$57,612 / year
$63K
Average base salary
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About Producer

What does a Producer do?

Working as Producers, we tend to the financial and business matters involved in making a movie, television show, or stage production. We oversee production and are responsible for the budget, timeline, and quality of the finished product. We hire staff for the production, such as the director, crew, and, the cast. We coordinate the activities of directors, writers, managers, actors, and other personnel throughout the production process. We raise money and set the budget and size of production. We are responsible for establishing management policies.

Core tasks:

  • find and launch a project
  • oversee all elements of pre-production, production, and post-production, right up to release
  • approve major production changes
  • resolve personnel problems during the production process
  • monitor post-production processes and ensure accurate completion of details
  • perform management activities and oversee budgeting, planning, scheduling, and marketing
  • conduct meetings with staff to discuss production progress and check-ins to ensure fulfillment of production objectives

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Producer?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Producer.
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ProducerNew York City, NY - 8 months ago
I've been in this industry for 4 years and still haven't made it to Producer level. What a joke. 🤬
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ProducerSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
Interesting. It makes sense though. Gotta work your way up. 💪
How Long Do Producer Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Producers works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Media ProducerChicago, IL - 8 months ago
Three to five years? That's it? It feels more like ten with the amount of stress and hard work.
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Event ProducerLas Vegas, NV - 8 months ago
💔 This just confirms my worst fears. No wonder there's always anxiety in the back of my mind about job security.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Producer Employees?
Frequent job changes in Producer, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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NurseChicago, IL - 8 months ago
Changing jobs frequently in nursing not only disrupts patient care but also undermines continuity and knowledge of medical teams. Continuity saves lives! 👩
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LawyerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Loyalty and dedication are defining traits of a good lawyer, and frequently changing firms may raise ethical concerns, jeopardizing client trust and reputation. ⚖

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Producer's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Producer typically studied at.
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Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Producer Employees?
Gender ratio in Producer position: 0.625012083746725 Male and 0.374987916253275 Female. Age ratio in Producer position: 16-20: 11%, 21-30: 67%, 31-40: 15%, 41-50: 5%, 51-60: 2%, 60+: 0%. Producer position is predominantly male (62.5%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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ProducerMiami, FL - 8 months ago
Seriously?! 5% of Producers are in the 41-50 age group? Ageism much? 😡
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ProducerSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
Only 2% of Producers are aged 51-60 and none are 60+. Time for some diversity in the industry, huh? 🌟

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Producer?
Top employers of Producer position: CNN, ESPN, NBCUniversal. People who work in Producer position most typically go on to work for the CNN.
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ProducerSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
As a Producer, I dream of working for ESPN and bringing the excitement of sports to viewers across the country!
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ProducerMiami, FL - 8 months ago
NBCUniversal offers fantastic opportunities, but let's not forget that CNN brings global news coverage right to our doorstep!
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What Industries Does Producer Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Producer: Publishing & Broadcasting, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Information Technology, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Finance & Insurance. Producer employees most likely come from a Publishing & Broadcasting industry background.
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ProducerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Y'all just jealous because being a Producer in the finance industry means handling big budgets and making important financial decisions. Who has that power? 💰
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ProducerMiami, FL - 8 months ago
Hey everyone, I'm just starting my career as a Producer in the arts industry. Any advice on how to break into this competitive field?

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Any degrees or certifications needed before applying for a Producer position?
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9 weeks ago
Hi. You may need editing experience. Some companies still use avid. Most use Adobe Premiere. You’d essentially be a Predator. There are different kinds of producers, so I’m not sure which end of the biz you’re asking about. Good luck!
Do you see the demand growing for people working as a Producer?
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8 months ago
Yes
Do a lot of women work as a Producer?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
More men than women work as a Producer.
What is the most common age of a Producer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
27 is the average age of people working as a Producer.
How much experience is typically required to work as a Producer?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
On average, people have 4 years of experience when they start working as a Producer
Which industries are highly likely to employ a Producer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Information employs the most.
Is a higher education needed as a Producer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
A Bachelor of Arts degree could not hurt if you want to be a Producer
Which company employs the most people in the Producer role?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
CNN, ESPN and NBCUniversal has the most employees.
How many years do people spend as a Producer in their career path?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
On average people change after 4 years.
How common is it for a Producer to jump from company to company?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
It’s likely to work for multiple companies while holding the same title.
What do people usually work as before switching to Producer?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Production Assistant, Executive Producer or Editor are the typical prior positions for a Producer
Working as a Producer what job titles should I consider to switch to?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Consider the following: Executive Producer, Editor or Production Assistant
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