Producers and Directors

risk level
Based on 410 votes
by year 2031
or $41.02 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

26% (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.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

24% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 26% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Producers and Directors will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Producers and Directors' job openings is expected to rise 7.7% by 2031

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.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Producers and Directors' was $85,320, or $41 per hour

'Producers and Directors' were paid 84.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 153,770 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 961 people are employed as 'Producers and Directors'.

Job description

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: 27-2012.00


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R says
If AI can eventually create a short film in UE5, why can't it make TV sitcoms? For sure, there's little creative cinematography due to time constraints, and limits, and it could even enhance the medium due to the aforementioned limits in the real world.
Jan 15, 2022 at 08:16 AM
Saketh says
Robots can't be provided with perfect human emotions which is the most essential thing needed for a story writer or film director
Dec 15, 2020 at 07:52 AM
윤인정 says
My future job is pd.
I don't think artificial intelligence can replace my job. I think that he is a person who communicates with many people and creates programs that deliver emotions and fun to many people. I don't think robots can bring as much imagination as humans.
Nov 06, 2020 at 11:49 AM
BibirMengkeroet says
It could be possible that AI replaces film producer/directors, however when that happen, all of workers that supposed to be coordinated by PD would already replaced by AI. If that happens, what is the point of PD anyways?
Sep 13, 2022 at 12:24 PM
Vishnu (No chance) says
AI cannot perceive the infinite.
Mar 01, 2020 at 02:54 PM
Lemar (No chance) says
I don’t see why there would be a need to replace human film directors with robots
Sep 03, 2019 at 05:50 PM
Dmytro Kozlov (Uncertain) says
AI and Human Film director could get on with each other in a wide spectrum of directions both like operation and technology management and creative process upgrade
Apr 19, 2019 at 11:08 AM

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