Production Assistant Salary

A Production Assistant earns an average wage of $14.08 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$26,210 - $48,825
$26K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,457
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90%

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$9.83 - $19.48
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,210 - $48,825  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Commission
$1,900  
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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$21,261 - $45,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $19.48  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $30.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$198.66 - $5,918  
   
Commission
$1,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$21,261 - $45,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 562

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Job Description for Production Assistant

A production assistant performs many of the behind-the-scenes tasks essential in the creation and editing of content and footage. A production assistant handles the necessary administrative duties of the production process. First and foremost, they aid producers and directors in developing the nature of the content to be created. Next, they procure any personnel or equipment that would be necessary for production.

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Production Assistant Tasks

  • Manage digital images, video and metadata for production team, including archiving and syncing.
  • Answer phones and other communication, update files and enter data.
  • Edit files when production teams cannot.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Production Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 719 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Production Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 75 salaries. A Production Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,733

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Production Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Assistant?

Production Assistant in Boston:
Pros: Great boss, positive coworkers, manageable workload, good work/life balance.
Cons: Long commute, salary feels low in comparison to price of rent in the city.

Production Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: - incredible staff. - provided meals. - creative environment. - great industry. - fringe entertainment. - casual dress. - team bonding. - invaluable training and growth. - paid overtime.
Cons: - long hours. - occasional stressful work environment. - understaffed.

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Key Stats for Production Assistant

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Production Assistant Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$33,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Production Assistant Salaries

▲9%

Project Management
▲8%



▲6%


Adobe After Effects
▲5%




Microsoft Word
▲4%

Adobe InDesign
▲1%

Apple Final Cut Pro
▼0%

National Average
$33,000


Inventory Management
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 37%
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