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

TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States take home approximately $45K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more male TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Most TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,919 - $79,003
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$79K
MEDIAN: $45,066
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$12.15 - $34.76
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$12
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,919 - $79,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,923  
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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$30,494 - $79,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 (?
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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$30,494 - $79,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey takers who work as TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Illustrator. Those familiar with Adobe After Effects also tend to know 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $47K on average. For TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $59K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
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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 41 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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