This year we conducted our Production Salary Survey in association with NYTV People. A collective membership of over 12,000 production professionals enabled us to significantly expand our reach to provide a better snapshot of the industry.
Like our inaugural report the focus remained on non-union pay rates in non-scripted programming; as this area is largely self-regulated. The anonymous survey (consisting mainly of multiple choice questions) was launched in July 2015, and closed a few weeks later once we’d received over 550 responses.
An additional section was added to this year’s survey, which provided a forum for respondents to make free comment about the industry. A selection of these comments are included in the newly added ‘Soundbites’ sections of the final report.
Key findings from this year’s Report show:
- Women earn more than men in some positions (in one role over 100% more)
- Men generally earn more than women in management positions (in one role over 60% more)
- As per last year’s report, production professionals earn more on the West Coast
- Age is a bigger determinant of rate more than experience
- Median salaries are significantly higher than US median household income
You can read the full report for free (by providing your email address) here: Brits In The Box Production Salary Report 2015
The report was released in September and immediately got picked up for publication by Gawker Media; whose readers engaged in a lively online debate about industry conditions and pay following publication. You can read the article (and the online comments) here: A Close Look at Reality TV Industry Salaries – Hamilton Nolan
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