Video Producers in the United States take home an average $53K per year. Total cash incomes of Video Producers run from $33K to $85K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K, profit sharing that reaches $5K, and some commissions of nearly $36K. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Video Producers. More than half of Video Producers (68 percent) survey respondents are men.

$35,477 - $83,335
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$35K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,857
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$11.97 - $41.28
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$12
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$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,477 - $83,335  
   
Bonus
$490.35 - $7,342  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,051  
Commission
$1,216 - $35,508  
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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$33,123 - $84,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $41.28  
   
Overtime
$20.28 - $47.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$490.35 - $7,342  
   
Commission
$1,216 - $35,508  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,051  
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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$33,123 - $84,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

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While Video Producers do not often become Executive Producers, the job pays $98K per year on average. Video Producers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Creative Directors or Senior Video Editors. The median paychecks in those roles are $31K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Amazon.com Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $69K.

Popular Skills for Video Producer


Video Producers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Coordinating, Project Management, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Premiere, Videography, and Client Interaction. Those educated in Adobe After Effects tend to be well versed in Apple Final Cut Pro. Those familiar with Video Editing tend to be well versed in Project Management, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

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


For Video Producers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Video Producers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,655

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Video Producers, 47 percent higher than the national average. Video Producers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Columbus and Detroit also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Video Producer Reviews

What is it like working as a Video Producer?

Video Producer in St. George:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Doing different things and being able to use my creative skills when working on the job.
Cons: The pay.

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries





Production Management
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National Average
$52,000

Adobe Illustrator
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Video Editing
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Editing
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Product Photography
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Apple Final Cut Pro
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Client Interaction
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Videography
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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