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Occupational Employment Statistics


27-2012 Producers and Directors

Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 508$31.49/hr$19.65/hr$23.35/hr$28.82/hr$37.33/hr$45.29/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services310$50.89/hr
Education and Health Services50$34.92/hr
Leisure and Hospitality430$36.37/hr
Public Administration60$28.16/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rochester MN MSA N/A$23.17/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$24.95/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$31.06/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$25.33/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$23.36/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$29.67/hr9.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 30$33.43/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$31.34/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$26.87/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$25.66/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$26.35/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$28.82/hr16.1%
Northwest Minnesota 50$26.62/hr14.3%
Northeast Minnesota 60$25.12/hr18.4%
Southeast Minnesota 70$26.35/hr15.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$25.15/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 970$38.62/hr13.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 980$38.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,370$36.52/hr14.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Managers, All Other 5,740$64.34/hrN/A
Compliance Officers 6,250$38.18/hr4.5%
Writers and Authors 1,120$33.70/hr4.0%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 16,920$31.90/hrN/A
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,090$33.58/hr-20.1%
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,280$19.61/hr-9.3%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,550$38.36/hr4.6%
Insurance Underwriters 2,080$37.79/hr-5.5%
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,310$48.49/hr7.5%
Human Resources Specialists 16,120$34.48/hr7.9%

  • Monitor and review programming to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.
  • Coordinate activities between departments, such as news and programming.
  • Monitor network transmissions for advisories concerning daily program schedules, program content, special feeds, or program changes.
  • Write and edit news stories from information collected by reporters and other sources.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast news, sports, or programming.
  • Establish work schedules and assign work to staff members.
  • Maintain talent files that include information such as performers' specialties, past performances, and availability.
  • Plan and schedule programming and event coverage, based on broadcast length, time availability, and other factors, such as community needs, ratings data, and viewer demographics.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of camera, lighting, design, and sound crew members.
  • Switch between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators.