Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salary

The average TV, Video, or Motion Picture Post Production Specialist in the United States earns approximately $45K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,677 - $79,003

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$12.15 - $34.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,677 - $79,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,923  
Total Pay (?
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$30,361 - $79,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $34.76  
   
Overtime
$21.22 - $55.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,923  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,361 - $79,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

  • Use a variety of techniques to clean up and improve video and audio for effect and comprehension.
  • Create and insert animation, sound effects, titles, subtitles, and other information.
  • Edit sound, video or combined files with Photoshop, Lightwave, Final Cut Pro, or other software.
  • Act as expert for each project, knowing available story, and technical information.

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Popular Skills for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture


TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Illustrator. Those proficient in Adobe After Effects are, more often than not, also skilled in Apple Final Cut Pro.

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

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $41K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $48K on average. On average, TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists report making only $59K on average.

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


Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries


Adobe After Effects
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Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$45,000

Video Editing
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Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%
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