Stunt Coordinator Profile, Salary & Job Outlook
What does a Stunt Coordinator do?
A stunt coordinator works with the director to design action sequences, assist any department’s needs related to specific stunts, and organize a crew for performance-related action by cast members. In addition, they coordinate, choreograph, and cast all of a production’s dangerous scenes and complex movements to ensure everyone’s safety on set.
How much does a Stunt Coordinator make?
According to Ziprecruiter, Stunt Coordinators make a national average of $42,831 or $25.59 an hour (as of March 2022). In general, entry-level stunt coordinators make around $20,500 annually, with senior-level stunt coordinators making $70,000 a year. Of course, this wide range also depends on skill, seniority, company, and location.
What is the job outlook for a Stunt Coordinator?
Film revenue is forecasted to grow to $392.34 billion by 2025. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities in the field (including Stunt Coordinators) are expected to increase at a rate of 24% during the 2019-2029 decade.
How to kick-off your career:
- Being a stunt coordinator requires physical fitness. Create and maintain a workout plan.
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- Download Yellowbrick’s Ultimate Film Career Guide.
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