What is the average salary for a Filmmaker?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Filmmaker is $90,240. Salaries start from $31,650 and go up to $187,040. Please note that the average salary for a Filmmaker may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Filmmakers in United States earn:

$187,040
Senior

The top 25% of Filmmakers in United States earn:

$111,380
Experienced

The middle 50% of Filmmakers in United States earn:

$69,480
Junior

The bottom 25% of Filmmakers in United States earn:

$45,070
Starting

The bottom 10% of Filmmakers in United States earn:

$31,650

Historical salary

Filmmaker salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Filmmaker Salary in California 122,210 1
Filmmaker Salary in New York 113,060 2
Filmmaker Salary in Connecticut 92,680 3
Filmmaker Salary in United States 90,240 4
Filmmaker Salary in District of Columbia 84,780 5
Filmmaker Salary in New Jersey 82,140 6
Filmmaker Salary in Louisiana 74,220 7
Filmmaker Salary in Pennsylvania 73,740 8
Filmmaker Salary in Nevada 72,550 9
Filmmaker Salary in Virginia 71,880 10
Filmmaker Salary in Florida 71,270 11
Filmmaker Salary in Illinois 70,530 12
Filmmaker Salary in Maryland 70,320 13
Filmmaker Salary in Massachusetts 66,970 14
Filmmaker Salary in North Dakota 66,860 15
Filmmaker Salary in Minnesota 64,940 16
Filmmaker Salary in Washington 63,960 17
Filmmaker Salary in Oregon 62,430 18
Filmmaker Salary in Georgia 61,870 19
Filmmaker Salary in South Carolina 61,260 20
Filmmaker Salary in Delaware 60,900 21
Filmmaker Salary in Wisconsin 60,600 22
Filmmaker Salary in Colorado 60,350 23
Filmmaker Salary in Michigan 59,140 24
Filmmaker Salary in New Mexico 58,750 25
Filmmaker Salary in Kansas 58,700 26
Filmmaker Salary in Wyoming 57,790 27
Filmmaker Salary in North Carolina 57,790 28
Filmmaker Salary in Arkansas 57,130 29
Filmmaker Salary in Rhode Island 57,010 30
Filmmaker Salary in Utah 56,150 31
Filmmaker Salary in Missouri 55,800 32
Filmmaker Salary in Oklahoma 55,500 33
Filmmaker Salary in Indiana 54,900 34
Filmmaker Salary in Texas 54,750 35
Filmmaker Salary in New Hampshire 54,630 36
Filmmaker Salary in Ohio 54,520 37
Filmmaker Salary in Arizona 52,510 38
Filmmaker Salary in Alaska 52,060 39
Filmmaker Salary in Alabama 50,920 40
Filmmaker Salary in South Dakota 49,850 41
Filmmaker Salary in Iowa 49,160 42
Filmmaker Salary in Vermont 49,030 43
Filmmaker Salary in Nebraska 48,690 44
Filmmaker Salary in Montana 47,430 45
Filmmaker Salary in Kentucky 46,300 46
Filmmaker Salary in Puerto Rico 44,840 47
Filmmaker Salary in Mississippi 44,700 48
Filmmaker Salary in Idaho 43,850 49
Filmmaker Salary in Maine 39,530 50
Filmmaker Salary in West Virginia 38,120 51

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics