$54,230
Avg. Salary
$20.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,529

Bonus

$2,017

Profit Sharing

$4,112

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Video Producer is $20.22 per hour.

The average pay for a Video Producer is $54,230 per year.

$12.80
10%
$20.22
50%
$43.21
90%
MEDIAN $20.22
$36k
10%
$54k
50%
$84k
90%
MEDIAN $54,230
$36,041 - $84,402
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$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,230
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$12.80 - $43.21
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$0$86K
Salary $36,041 - $84,402
Bonus $500 - $9,880
Profit Sharing $244 - $6,878
Commission $2,883 - $9,892
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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$33,764 - $86,607
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,559
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $12.80 - $43.21
Overtime $19.69 - $48.75
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $500 - $9,880
Commission $2,883 - $9,892
Profit Sharing $244 - $6,878
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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$33,764 - $86,607
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 512

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.

Video Producer Pay By Employer

$0$79K

BuzzFeed
10 profiles
$55,000

Time Inc.
6 profiles
$55,000

Chicago Tribune
3 profiles
$33,573

Amazon.com Inc
2 profiles
$75,000

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 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: $53,120

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 Los Angeles:
"Keep Working Hard."
#1 Be yourself. It takes people skills to be in video, get recommendations, and keep contacts. #2 Perseverance. Keep trying snd you will succeed. It took me many years to get where I am now. I floated to what ever jobs could take me in the creative field to get my feet wet, until I honed into my skills and established who I was as a professional. #3. Stay current. You'll need to learn and retain valuable real-world skills (software or new equipment) I say even more than a degree.

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.

Video Producer in Boulder:
"Never stop learning and be curious of everything."
Learn the tools, watch and listen to everything. Learn how to use light and color. Find and work with a good mentor that challenges you. Be meticulous with your audio as bad audio will ruin any good video. Be disciplined and show up for every job early--do not be late and do not quit even unless it is physically impossible to move. Make sure that you are over prepared--especially in remote locations; have a back-up to your back-up. Also, it's very hard to have a family in this job and you may travel so much that you become a gypsy with no home. Do not attach your ego to your work and accept criticism with professionalism and grace for nothing you do will ever be perfect. The sooner you accept that, the better your life will become.

Video Producer in New York:
"Focus On a Discipline Or Technology."
The film and broadcast business is changing rapidly to more of an on-line media business so learn as much as you can about new media.

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Key Stats for Video Producer

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 578 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries

▲27%

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$53,000

▼13%

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 578 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%