The average pay for a Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture is $57,273 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$36,510 - $91,758
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$92K
MEDIAN: $57,272
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$14.68 - $35.74
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$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,510 - $91,758  
   
Bonus
$515 - $12,605  
Total Pay (?
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$36,190 - $91,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $35.74  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $44.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$515 - $12,605  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,190 - $91,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Post-production managers for television, video, or motion pictures ensure that all tasks in the final stages of a project's production are finished on time and within budget. Their duties and work environment may vary depending on the position, but post-production managers are normally in charge of overseeing editors and other individuals and departments included in post-production. They may work in a wide variety of settings, from an office setting to a production set. Many different types of work are performed during post-production, including editing video, conducting sound design and alterations, and completing computer graphics, among many others.

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Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Tasks

  • Codify and disseminate best practices and policies, enforcing compliance.
  • Coordinate staff, freelancers, and edit job schedules to ensure flow of services.
  • Manage editorial flow and budgets across post-production processes.
  • Update, maintain, and ensure compliance with metadata standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,464

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Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture in Azusa:
"Be ready to learn many positions."
In order to function effectively, this person must have a level of independence, show initiative, and have the ability to be highly motivated. This person must recognize that much of the work is completed without direct supervision. This requires accuracy and integrity of work that will represent the mission and values of the company they work for. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior work experience, or on-the-job training: Participates in multiple projects simultaneously. • Able to retain objective viewpoint in the event client objectives are irreconcilable with conceptual explorations and university goals. • Grasps significance of client’s brand identity and creates solution to support it. • Knowledge of video editing, video switchers, and other video production equipment. • Knowledge of non-linear editing, digital video, animation and rendering, sound, lighting.

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Experience Affects Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries


Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Project Management
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Production Management
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Adobe After Effects
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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