Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salary

Median pay for TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a fair number have dental, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,260 - $82,212
$34K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,868
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$16.63 - $50.87
$17
$26
$51
MEDIAN: $25.53
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$100K
Salary $34,260 - $82,212
Bonus $3,000
Profit Sharing $4,300
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).
)
$34,596 - $100,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $16.63 - $50.87
Overtime $33.00
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $3,000
Profit Sharing $4,300
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).
)
$34,596 - $100,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Job Description for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Post production specialists in television, video, and motion pictures are responsible for completing post-production tasks such as editing, formatting/compressing video, and verifying that all content meets the project's needs. They also process and mix tapes and verify that audio meets specified standards.

Read More...

Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Tasks

  • Edit sound, video or combined files with Photoshop, Lightwave, Final Cut Pro, or other software.
  • Act as expert for each project, knowing available story, and technical information.
  • Use a variety of techniques to clean up and improve video and audio for effect and comprehension.
  • Create and insert animation, sound effects, titles, subtitles, and other information.

Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Job Listings

Popular Skills for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture


TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Video Editing, and Apple Final Cut Pro are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Video Editing. Those educated in Adobe After Effects tend to be well versed in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Pay by Experience for a Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture has a positive trend. An entry-level Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 19 salaries. A Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,248

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

For TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+4 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries

▲22%

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$52,000

▼4%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

National Average
$52,000


Adobe After Effects
▼7%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 25%
ADVERTISEMENT