Production Assistant Salary

A Production Assistant earns an average wage of $13.97 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$26,491 - $48,263
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,174
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$9.67 - $19.15
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,491 - $48,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,872  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,966  
Commission
$8,500  
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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$21,569 - $45,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $19.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$14.61 - $28.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,872  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,966  
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).
)
$21,569 - $45,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 717
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Assistant

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,663

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What is it like working as a Production Assistant?

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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Experience Affects Production Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Production Assistant Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 11%

Production Support
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Scheduling
up arrow 6%



Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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