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

TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States take home an average $48K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and more than half collect vision insurance. The vast majority of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists (82 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,786 - $75,454
$31K
$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,414
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$11.47 - $50.34
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MEDIAN: $24.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,786 - $75,454  
   
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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$31,289 - $81,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$51.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$31,289 - $81,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Photoshop. 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists report making only $59K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,973

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

For TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists, New York provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta.

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries

▲30%

Late-Career
▲21%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼1%

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

Adobe Illustrator
▲6%

Adobe After Effects
▼0%

National Average
$49,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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