Production Assistant Salary

A Production Assistant earns an average wage of $13.78 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Outlook. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$26,176 - $47,861
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,787
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$9.66 - $19.32
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,176 - $47,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,912  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,575  
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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$21,437 - $45,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 473
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $19.32  
   
Overtime
$14.78 - $28.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,912  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,575  
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).
)
$21,437 - $45,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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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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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 26%



National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Production Assistant Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 12%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 10%

Production Support
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 34%
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