Pay for TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (83 percent) of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,570 - $71,789
$34K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,414
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$11.12 - $49.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,570 - $71,789  
   
Bonus
$2,966  
Total Pay (?
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$30,408 - $79,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$51.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,966  
   
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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$30,408 - $79,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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

  • 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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $52K. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $59K by contrast.

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
048
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 23%


National Average
$48,000


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

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 7%


Adobe After Effects
0%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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