Media Programming Directors

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
32%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
7.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$82,510
or $39.67 per hour
Volume
154,470
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Producers and Directors.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.5/10

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Automation risk

32% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Producers and Directors' job openings is expected to rise 7.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Producers and Directors' was $82,510, or $39 per hour

'Producers and Directors' were paid 71.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 154,470 people employed as 'Producers and Directors' within the United States.

This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 983 people are employed as 'Producers and Directors'.

Job description

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

SOC Code: 27-2012.03

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