$36,378
Avg. Salary
$14.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,015

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

$7,500

The average pay for a Production Assistant is $14.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Production Assistant is $36,378 per year.

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MEDIAN $36,378
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$9.96 - $19.69
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$0$49K
Salary $25,738 - $49,823
Bonus $205 - $4,825
Profit Sharing $102 - $6,975
Commission $7,500
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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$21,786 - $46,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 612
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.96 - $19.69
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $14.67 - $30.26
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $205 - $4,825
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $102 - $6,975
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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$21,786 - $46,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,069

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

  • Manage digital images, video and metadata for production team, including archiving and syncing.
  • Answer phones and other communication, update files and enter data.
  • Edit files when production teams cannot.

Production Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$42K

$23,091

$19,213

Viacom Inc.
7 profiles
$39,788

$37,662

CBS Corporation
2 profiles
$39,500

Common Career Paths for Production Assistant


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Production Assistants sometimes assume positions such as Technical Directors. That role pays $87K per year on average. It is quite typical for Production Assistants to transition into roles as Film & TV Associate Producers or Video Editors, where reported median earnings are $11K and $9K higher per year.

Production Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Production Assistant


Production Assistants seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Project Management, Production Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Organizing.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Production Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 719 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Production Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 75 salaries. A Production Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,009

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

Production Assistants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Production Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), New York (+16 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). In Denver, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and St. Louis (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Production Assistant Reviews

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

Production Assistant in New York:
"I work assisting in a Fashion Design Stydio."
Pros: Using my skills in Fashion Design, sewing, pattern making, Selecting fabrics. Illustrating, buying, liaison between the company and factories, production, computer data entry.
Cons: Problems with some coworkers. I like to work on environments free of gossiping just concentrate on the job you are doing and respect your coworker.

Production Assistant in Philadelphia:
"Music industry."
I feel as though I was unable to give accurate information because I am a production assistant at a concert venue, which was not an option.

Production Assistant in Fort Worth:
"How each piece of the puzzle fits."
Listen take notes ask questions.

Production Assistant in Boca Raton:
"Bi-yearly reviews are needed."
Pros: The people are friendly.
Cons: The company is still growing in many of its techniques.

Production Assistant in New York:
"A learning curve."
Pros: Working with my team and development of successful products.
Cons: The compensation and the uncertainty.

Production Assistant in Durant:
Pros: I enjoy being a leader in production and other aspects.
Cons: I feel under appreciated for the job I do.

Production Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Office Conditions."
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Cons: #NAME?

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Key Stats for Production Assistant

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 272 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Production Assistant Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Production Assistant Salaries

▲8%

Project Management
▲7%



▲5%


Adobe After Effects
▲4%




Microsoft Word
▲3%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

National Average
$33,000


Apple Final Cut Pro
▼1%

Inventory Management
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 37%