Video Producer Salary

For Video Producers, annual average wages total $53K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Video Producers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. For the most part, Video Producers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,858 - $82,696
$36K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,961
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50%
90%

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$12.31 - $40.23
$12
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $20.32
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$0$84K
Salary $35,858 - $82,696
Bonus $971 - $9,871
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $6,953
Commission $5,000
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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$33,463 - $84,214
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,346
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.31 - $40.23
Overtime $18.43 - $47.22
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $971 - $9,871
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $6,953
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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$33,463 - $84,214
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 271

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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It's not very common for Video Producers to move on to become Executive Producers. Average pay for an Executive Producer is $97K annually. A common career progression for a Video Producer is to become a Creative Director or a Senior Video Editor. Compared to Video Producers, the first group earns $31K more on average, and the second group earns $8K more.

Video Producer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Video Producer


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; Video Producers earn $69K on average there.

Popular Skills for Video Producer


Video Producers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Project Coordinating, and Cinematography are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. It is often found that people who know Adobe After Effects are also skilled in Apple Final Cut Pro. Those proficient in Video Editing are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Pay by Experience for a Video Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Video Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 744 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Video Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 665 salaries. An experienced Video Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 392 salaries. A Video Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,915

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

With a pay rate for Video Producers that is 54 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Video Producers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (9 percent lower) and Cleveland (8 percent lower).

Video Producer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Video Producer?

Video Producer in Waldorf:
Pros: Relates to my field of study. Video Production is why I went to school.
Cons: Very little money. Trying to understand why the pay is so low.

Video Producer in Chicago:
Pros: Freedom of self employment is wonderful.
Cons: Unpredicable work flow and clients.

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.

Video Producer in Chicago:
"Video Producer."
Pros: Working with people and having the ability to meet new people.
Cons: The stress of the job and having to get the job within certain time constraints.

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Key Stats for Video Producer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries

▲27%

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$53,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries




Cinematography
▲4%


National Average
$53,000

Videography
▼1%




▼5%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%
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