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
Southeast Minnesota 6018$23.37/hr$12.70/hr$16.67/hr$20.73/hr$28.77/hr$39.20/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services300$40.30/hr
Education and Health Services110$29.16/hr
Leisure and Hospitality320$22.54/hr
Other ServicesN/A$38.79/hr
Public Administration40$26.06/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$18.57/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$22.07/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$25.58/hr0.0%
Northeast Balance of State 20$19.80/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$27.29/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$22.96/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$23.35/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$22.43/hr-3.4%
St Cloud MN MSA 50$23.74/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$20.63/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$23.30/hr8.9%
Northeast Minnesota 60$24.21/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 60$20.73/hr8.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$23.42/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,090$32.76/hr9.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,110$32.70/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,360$31.32/hr8.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Advertising and Promotions Managers 390$56.30/hr7.3%
Art Directors 1,000$48.84/hr5.1%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 200$23.55/hr8.0%
Public Relations Specialists 5,780$29.10/hr8.8%
Editors 1,600$26.51/hr-5.7%
Film and Video Editors 190N/A9.0%
Advertising Sales Agents 2,500$22.82/hr-4.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 950$36.78/hr10.8%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Schedule use of studio and editing facilities for producers and engineering and maintenance staff.
  • Check completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations and resolve program log inaccuracies.
  • Prepare copy and edit tape so that material is ready for broadcasting.