Production Specialist Salary

The average rate for a Production Specialist is $16.71 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Web Content Management, Editing, and Microsoft Office.

$32,075 - $77,042
$32K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,015
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$10.88 - $24.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,075 - $77,042  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $2,576  
Total Pay (?
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$26,557 - $66,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$15.12 - $34.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$101.01 - $7,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $2,576  
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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$26,557 - $66,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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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

Pay by Experience for a Production Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 209 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Production Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 75 salaries. A Production Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 33 salaries.

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
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Production Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$43,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Production Specialist Salaries

Web Content Management
▲46%

Editing
▲29%

Microsoft Office
▲15%



Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

Operations Management
▼3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼13%

Production Management
▼17%

Shipping
▼26%


Data Entry
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%
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