Film Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Film Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Film Director in the United States is $28 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $25 and $34. Hourly rate 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Film Director?

A Film Director is a person who directs the making of a film. A Film Director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film. The Film Director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized, or noticed. Directors nee...

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