The average pay for a Production Assistant is $13.16 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Production Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,034 - $47,545
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40K
48K
MEDIAN: $34,156
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Production Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.94 - $18.56
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,034 - $47,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,000  
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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$20,954 - $45,202  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 632
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $18.56  
   
Overtime
$13.66 - $27.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,000  
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).
)
$20,954 - $45,202  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 632
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Stamford
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San Francisco
up arrow 28%
Irvine
up arrow 20%
Denver
up arrow 10%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Houston
up arrow 4%
Washington
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National Average
$32,000
Atlanta
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Boston
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Production Assistant Reviews

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 27%
National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Production Assistant Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%
Production Management
up arrow 3%
Organizing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$32,000
Video Editing
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 141 votes.
Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 36%
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