How much does a Director of Production make in the United States? The average Director of Production salary in the United States is $163,800 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $140,900 and $188,900. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $140,900 10% $120,051 90% $211,752 75% $188,900 $163,800 50%(Median)
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Cameron Craig Group - Accomac, VA

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Securis - Chantilly, VA

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University of Richmond - Colonial Heights, VA

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The Director of Production schedules and ensures proper utilization of organization's facilities and personnel for production. Oversees all aspects of an organization's production policies, objectives, and initiatives. Being a Director of Production determines the most efficient execution of production design including staging and lighting environment. Must perform work within strict media deadlines. In addition, Director of Production may require a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Director of Production manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Director of Production typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2022

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