$68k $68k
122k 122k
9.1% 9.1%
4.1/5 4.1/5
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How much does a Filmmaker make in New York?

Average Filmmaker Hourly Wage in New York

Filmmakers earn a median hourly wage of $44.16.

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

Average Filmmaker Yearly Salary in New York

Filmmakers earn a median salary of $91,860 per year.

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

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Employment Type Mix

36%
Full-Time
64%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Filmmaker demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
378
RATINGS
Filmmakers average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Filmmakers in the 30th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Filmmaker satisfaction

How to Become a Filmmaker

Think you might be interested in becoming a Filmmaker? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
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Filmmaker Earnings by Seniority

Senior Filmmaker Earnings

Senior Filmmakers in New York earn:

$68.23
an hour
$141,910
per year
Experienced Filmmaker Earnings

Experienced Filmmakers in New York earn:

$44.16
an hour
$91,860
per year
Junior Filmmaker Earnings

Junior Filmmakers in New York earn:

$27.29
an hour
$56,760
per year
Starting Filmmaker Earnings

Starting Filmmakers in New York earn:

$16.89
an hour
$35,120
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Filmmaker salary comparison

Filmmakers earn more than 62% percent of Film & Television careers in New York. Filmmaker salaries are in the bottom 54% of all careers in New York.

Court Reporter Salary in New York $97k
Filmmaker Salary $95k
Talent Agent Salary in New York $76k
Television Writer Salary in New York $73k
Film and Video Editor Salary in New York $70k
News Anchor Salary in New York $65k
Camera Operator Salary in New York $64k
Announcer Salary in New York $49k
Model Maker Salary in New York $43k
Motion Picture Projectionist Salary in New York $24k
Source:

Historical salary for Filmmakers in New York

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

Should I be a Filmmaker?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Filmmaker? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good filmmaker? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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