3. Producers and directors
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Master’s degree premium: 6.6% higher (+$4,000 per year)Median annual salary for master’s degree: $65,000Median annual salary for bachelor’s degree: $61,000Percent of employees with a master’s degree: 13.9%Projected job growth by 2026: 12.2%
Producers and directors bring creative ideas to life across different media formats, such as stage, film, TV, or radio. While the producer is generally responsible for logistics, legal, and financing, the director is responsible for the creative process.