Production Assistant Salary (United States)

A Production Assistant earns an average wage of $13.27 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Production Support, Microsoft Outlook, and Adobe Illustrator. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Production Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,189 - $46,903
(Median)
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40K
47K
MEDIAN: $34,476
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Production Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.18 - $19.18
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,189 - $46,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,501  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,500  
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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$21,132 - $45,184  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.18 - $19.18  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $28.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,501  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,500  
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).
)
$21,132 - $45,184  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 727
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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

San Francisco
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Denver
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Washington
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Atlanta
0%
National Average
$32,000
Miami
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Houston
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Boston
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Las Vegas
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Columbus
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Chicago
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St. Louis
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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 23%
National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Production Assistant Salaries

Production Support
up arrow 16%
Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 13%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 11%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 9%
Proofreading
up arrow 8%
Scheduling
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%
Inventory Management
up arrow 3%
Organizing
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Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$32,000
Video Editing
up arrow 1%
Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
66%
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: 38% employee benefits None: 35%
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