The average hourly pay for a Production Assistant is $14.45.
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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. In many ongoing television productions, a production assistant is responsible fo…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Production Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Production Assistant are from the companies Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc and The Walt Disney Company. Reported salaries are highest at Turner Broadcasting where the average pay is $21.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Viacom Inc. and The Walt Disney Company, earning around $19.58 and $18.11, respectively. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.24. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc and NBC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.12 and $13.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Production Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Production Support, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing.
Pay by Experience Level for Production Assistant
An entry-level Production Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.62 based on 585 salaries. An early career Production Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.20 based on 1,084 salaries. A mid-career Production Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.21 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Production Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.38 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Production Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (22.8% more) and New York, New York (16.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (1.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.6% less).
Years of Experience
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