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What is the average salary for Filmmakers in the United States?

Filmmakers earn an average hourly wage of $43.41. Filmmakers earn an average salary of $90,300 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Filmmaker job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Senior

The top 25% of Filmmakers in the United States earn:

$52.71 an hour $109,640 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Filmmakers in the United States earn:

$33.22 an hour $69,100 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Filmmakers in the United States earn:

$21.62 an hour $44,970 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Filmmakers in the United States earn:

$15.09 an hour $31,380 per year

Historical salary for Filmmakers in the United States

Filmmaker salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Filmmaker Salary in California $60.71 $126,270 # 1
Filmmaker Salary in New York $53.96 $112,240 # 2
Filmmaker Salary in District of Columbia $40.68 $84,610 # 3
Filmmaker Salary in New Jersey $39.94 $83,080 # 4
Filmmaker Salary in Illinois $38.38 $79,820 # 5
Filmmaker Salary in Pennsylvania $38.17 $79,390 # 6
Filmmaker Salary in Louisiana $37.03 $77,030 # 7
Filmmaker Salary in Florida $36.45 $75,810 # 8
Filmmaker Salary in Oregon $33.79 $70,280 # 9
Filmmaker Salary in Virginia $33.72 $70,140 # 10
Filmmaker Salary in Maryland $32.99 $68,620 # 11
Filmmaker Salary in Delaware $32.87 $68,360 # 12
Filmmaker Salary in Michigan $32.80 $68,220 # 13
Filmmaker Salary in Massachusetts $32.63 $67,860 # 14
Filmmaker Salary in New Hampshire $32.57 $67,750 # 15
Filmmaker Salary in North Dakota $32.33 $67,250 # 16
Filmmaker Salary in Washington $32.28 $67,130 # 17
Filmmaker Salary in Minnesota $32.24 $67,050 # 18
Filmmaker Salary in Nevada $32.17 $66,920 # 19
Filmmaker Salary in New Mexico $32.04 $66,630 # 20
Filmmaker Salary in Georgia $29.77 $61,920 # 21
Filmmaker Salary in Texas $29.38 $61,100 # 22
Filmmaker Salary in Missouri $29.00 $60,320 # 23
Filmmaker Salary in Rhode Island $28.23 $58,720 # 24
Filmmaker Salary in Hawaii $28.13 $58,510 # 25
Filmmaker Salary in Colorado $27.98 $58,200 # 26
Filmmaker Salary in Tennessee $27.93 $58,100 # 27
Filmmaker Salary in Kansas $27.42 $57,040 # 28
Filmmaker Salary in Indiana $27.19 $56,560 # 29
Filmmaker Salary in North Carolina $26.43 $54,980 # 30
Filmmaker Salary in Ohio $26.40 $54,910 # 31
Filmmaker Salary in Utah $26.21 $54,520 # 32
Filmmaker Salary in Wisconsin $25.94 $53,960 # 33
Filmmaker Salary in South Dakota $25.74 $53,540 # 34
Filmmaker Salary in Vermont $25.45 $52,930 # 35
Filmmaker Salary in West Virginia $25.22 $52,450 # 36
Filmmaker Salary in Wyoming $25.02 $52,040 # 37
Filmmaker Salary in Alaska $24.86 $51,710 # 38
Filmmaker Salary in Arizona $24.27 $50,490 # 39
Filmmaker Salary in Arkansas $24.04 $50,000 # 40
Filmmaker Salary in Alabama $23.87 $49,650 # 41
Filmmaker Salary in South Carolina $23.83 $49,570 # 42
Filmmaker Salary in Montana $23.70 $49,300 # 43
Filmmaker Salary in Iowa $22.76 $47,340 # 44
Filmmaker Salary in Idaho $22.70 $47,210 # 45
Filmmaker Salary in Kentucky $22.58 $46,970 # 46
Filmmaker Salary in Mississippi $22.46 $46,710 # 47
Filmmaker Salary in Oklahoma $22.35 $46,480 # 48
Filmmaker Salary in Nebraska $21.45 $44,620 # 49
Filmmaker Salary in Maine $20.48 $42,600 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics