SOC Code 27-2012 - Producers and Directors

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Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film 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.


SOC Code 27-2012 - Producers and Directors is a a final level code of the “Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 129,210 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $45.16 and average Annual Wage of $93,940.

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Occupation Examples

  • Broadcast Producer
  • Casting Director
  • Film Maker
  • Independent Film Maker
  • Independent Video Producer
  • Motion Picture Director
  • Movie Producer
  • Music Video Director
  • Music Video Producer
  • News Production Supervisor
  • Newscast Director
  • Newscast Producer
  • On-Air Director
  • Pageant Director
  • Radio Producer
  • Radio Television Technical Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Television News Producer
  • Television Newscast Director
  • Television Producer
  • Television Program Director
  • Theater Company Producer
  • Video Producer

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