A Production Specialist earns an average wage of $16.87 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Web Content Management, Editing, and Microsoft Office.

$33,599 - $81,193
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,599 - $81,193  
   
Bonus
$101.13 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.20 - $2,543  
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$27,269 - $70,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $24.75  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $35.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$101.13 - $8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.20 - $2,543  
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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$27,269 - $70,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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Job Description for Production Specialist

Much of the professional media consumed (in such mediums as television, radio, and film) are the end result of many people collaborating to create a polished final product. The person who guides the production process is called a production specialist. Production specialists coordinate the production teams to ensure work is efficient and meets the standards of the creators and distributors of the content. The specific tasks performed in this role vary depending on the medium and employer, but general tasks of a production specialist may include coordinating studio scheduling, as well as overseeing script writing, set design, and audiovisual engineering. They also manage the post-production process to ensure an exceptional final product. Production specialists may be supervised by senior production specialists or act in that role themselves.

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Production Specialist Tasks

  • Coordinate industrial plant processes.
  • Evaluate labor and plan work schedules and assignments.
  • Monitor each plant and coordinate with Supply Chain Management if shortages occur.
  • Develop operating plans to meet order needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Production Specialist Reviews

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

Production Specialist in Plymouth:
"Feast or Famine."
Pros: Little supervision. Physical work. Pride from creating a product. Alternating responsibilities and tasks. Opportunities for overtime.
Cons: Inconsistent work load. Mandatory overtime. Often understaffed. High-stress in busy season. Uncomfortably slow in slow season.

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Key Stats for Production Specialist

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Production Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Production Specialist Salaries

Web Content Management
up arrow 42%

Editing
up arrow 25%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%


Video Editing
0%

National Average
$44,000


Operations Management
up arrow 5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Production Management
up arrow 19%

Shipping
up arrow 27%

Production Support
up arrow 29%

Data Entry
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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