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

TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States take home approximately $45K per year on average. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists are male. Most TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,736 - $82,631
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$83K
MEDIAN: $45,062
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50%
90%

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$12.52 - $36.33
(Median)
$13
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,736 - $82,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$30,566 - $82,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $36.33  
   
Overtime
$21.09 - $57.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
   
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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$30,566 - $82,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


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 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $41K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $49K. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $62K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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


Late-Career
up arrow 36%


National Average
$45,000


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


Adobe After Effects
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Video Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%