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 $45K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Men account for the majority of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$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: 2 Jul 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: 2 Jul 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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists who took the survey. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Illustrator. 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $41K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $48K. 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 respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $59K.

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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
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 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: 75% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 22%
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