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

TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States take home an average $45K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Male TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,593 - $83,434
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MEDIAN: $45,117
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$13.70 - $36.23
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,593 - $83,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,125  
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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$30,512 - $83,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $36.23  
   
Overtime
$21.09 - $57.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,125  
   
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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$30,512 - $83,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 and Video Editing. Those educated in Adobe After Effects tend to be well versed 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.


TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $41K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $48K. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 36%



National Average
$46,000


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


Adobe After Effects
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Video Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%