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

TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A fair number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,027 - $83,580
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$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $50,040
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$11.96 - $50.34
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$0$99K
Salary $31,027 - $83,580
Bonus $3,000
Total Pay (?
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$33,956 - $99,410
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $11.96 - $50.34
Overtime $51.50
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $3,000
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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$33,956 - $99,410
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Post production specialists in television, video, and motion pictures are responsible for completing post-production tasks such as editing, formatting/compressing video, and verifying that all content meets the project's needs. They also process and mix tapes and verify that audio meets specified standards.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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


Survey results suggest that TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Video Editing, and Apple Final Cut Pro are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Video Editing. Most people who know Adobe After Effects also know Apple Final Cut Pro.

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

Pay by Experience for a Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture has a positive trend. An entry-level Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 19 salaries. A Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,979

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+4 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries

▲25%

Late-Career
▲17%

National Average
$51,000

▼2%

▼5%

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

Adobe Illustrator
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe After Effects
▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 20%
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