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

Median pay for TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States is around $46K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although approximately one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. For the most part, TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,457 - $79,848
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$30K
$46K
$80K
MEDIAN: $45,943
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$12.05 - $35.63
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$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,457 - $79,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,903  
Profit Sharing
$4,375  
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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$30,442 - $80,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $35.63  
   
Overtime
$21.49 - $81.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,903  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,375  
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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$30,442 - $80,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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


Job skills reported by TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists are limited. Most notably, skills in Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator and Video Editing. For most people, competency in Adobe After Effects indicates knowledge of 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $59K on average.

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


Late-Career
up arrow 24%


National Average
$48,000


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

Apple Final Cut Pro
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Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe After Effects
0%

National Average
$48,000

Video Editing
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Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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