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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 86046$37.96/hr$19.86/hr$25.19/hr$34.24/hr$47.20/hr$63.56/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services260$46.63/hr
Education and Health Services70$32.20/hr
Leisure and Hospitality260$25.19/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$25.61/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$19.73/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$31.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$25.08/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$21.71/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$31.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$20.00/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$20.13/hr14.3%
Southwest Minnesota 40$25.08/hr9.1%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$19.49/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$21.46/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$25.53/hr16.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$24.37/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$22.13/hr18.4%
Southeast Minnesota 70$22.69/hr15.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$25.10/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 860$34.24/hr13.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 880$32.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,200$31.73/hr14.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Managers, All Other 6,140$61.74/hrN/A
Compliance Officers 5,130$39.47/hr4.5%
Writers and Authors 1,190$31.98/hr4.0%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 19,600$31.89/hrN/A
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,140$31.55/hr-20.1%
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,030$19.59/hr-9.3%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,520$41.78/hr4.6%
Insurance Underwriters 2,410$34.02/hr-5.5%
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,380$40.96/hr7.5%
Human Resources Specialists 16,370$32.10/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.