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

Average TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States make around $46K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists is high. Some workers in this field — close to one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,457 - $79,848
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $45,943
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$12.05 - $35.63
(Median)
$12
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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


Survey results imply that TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Illustrator and Video Editing. The majority of those who know Adobe After Effects also 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.


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. On average, TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists make $61K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $59K.

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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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