TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $47K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,661 - $72,129
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$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,073
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$11.12 - $49.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,661 - $72,129  
   
Bonus
$2,966  
Total Pay (?
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$30,244 - $80,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
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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$30,244 - $80,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Post-production specialists for television, videos, and motion pictures are responsible for ensuring that all work after filming is completed to a satisfactory level, and they perform their own tasks and also serve as overseers for a larger studio and its crew. Their tasks may consist of video editing, including actual editing and creating an edit-decision list for a team of editors to use as guidelines, and they may be in charge of similar tasks related to visual effects, CGI, and audio editing to ensure that the sound is clear and no external noise interferes with production.

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Adobe After Effects are similarly competent in 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 in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $59K.

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Experience Affects Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 25%


National Average
$47,000


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

Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Adobe After Effects
0%

National Average
$47,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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