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Working As A Production Assistant

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Repetitive

  • $49,948

    Average Salary

What Does A Production Assistant Do

A Production Assistant supports all aspects of film or TV production. They are responsible for ensuring the production quality of all promotionals, commercials, and public service announcements.

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Production Assistant Career Paths

Production Assistant
Account Executive Product Manager
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Editor Communications Specialist Communications Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Office Manager Property Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Managing Editor
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Instructor Editor
Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Managing Director
12 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Account Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director General Manager Account Executive
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Production Manager General Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Media Specialist Media Manager
Media Director
5 Yearsyrs
Production Coordinator Production Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Office Manager General Manager
President/Chief Executive Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Program Manager Product Manager
Product Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Operations Manager Program Manager
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Production Coordinator Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Production Editor 3.4 years
Production Crew 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 23.8%
Assistant 5.3%
Cashier 4.5%
Volunteer 3.7%
Server 3.2%
Editor 3.0%
Producer 2.5%
Director 2.5%
Top Employers After
Internship 11.5%
Producer 5.8%
Assistant 5.2%
Editor 4.8%
Server 3.9%
Director 3.1%
Manager 3.1%

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Production Assistant Demographics

Gender

Male

50.9%

Female

47.0%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

59.8%

Hispanic or Latino

17.4%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

3.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.4%

French

12.4%

Italian

4.5%

Mandarin

4.0%

German

3.8%

Chinese

3.6%

Japanese

2.9%

Portuguese

2.6%

Korean

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Russian

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Hebrew

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.7%

Hindi

0.7%

Polish

0.7%

Greek

0.6%

Swedish

0.4%

Urdu

0.4%

Thai

0.4%
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Production Assistant Education

Schools

Full Sail University

8.6%

Columbia College Chicago

7.4%

New York University

6.9%

Temple University

6.1%

Fashion Institute of Technology

6.1%

Syracuse University

5.8%

Savannah College of Art and Design

5.2%

Ithaca College

5.1%

San Francisco State University

4.9%

Howard University

4.8%

University of Phoenix

4.4%

Florida State University

4.3%

Hofstra University

4.2%

University of Texas at Austin

4.1%

University of Southern California

4.0%

Towson University

3.9%

Boston University

3.8%

Michigan State University

3.6%

California State University - Northridge

3.5%

Emerson College

3.4%
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Majors

Communication

21.8%

Photography

17.9%

Business

9.6%

Journalism

7.9%

Graphic Design

5.4%

Digital Media

4.2%

English

3.7%

Fine Arts

3.6%

Marketing

3.3%

Psychology

2.7%

Entertainment Business

2.6%

Theatre

2.5%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

2.5%

Public Relations

2.0%

Political Science

1.8%

Management

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Music

1.7%

Writing

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

58.7%

Other

18.1%

Masters

10.1%

Associate

7.8%

Certificate

3.4%

Diploma

0.9%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.2%
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Real Production Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Bilingual Production Assistant By Design LLC New York, NY Jun 10, 2015 $63,918
Knitware Production Assistant ASC Group Ltd. New York, NY May 26, 2015 $62,192
Cinematic Production Assistant Visual Concepts Entertainment Novato, CA Jan 09, 2016 $56,650 -
$79,622
Production Assistant Crayon Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 01, 2015 $50,000
Production Assistant III Los Angeles Cable Sports Productions, LLC Los Angeles, CA Dec 26, 2010 $48,100
Production Assistant Kan Can USA, Inc. Vernon, CA Dec 10, 2016 $48,000
Production Assistant Zoescope Entertainment LLC Miami, FL Sep 08, 2015 $48,000
Production Assistant Viva Time Corp New York, NY Sep 09, 2013 $45,914
Production Assistant Viva Time Corp. New York, NY Sep 09, 2013 $45,914
Production Assistant Mashable, Inc. New York, NY Jul 22, 2016 $45,000
Production Assistant Vice Media LLC New York, NY Jan 10, 2016 $45,000
Production Assistant, Women's Blue Label Ralph Lauren Corporation New York, NY Sep 18, 2012 $45,000
Production Assistant, Dresses Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation New York, NY Nov 01, 2011 $45,000
Business Operations Production Assistant Kscope, Inc. New York, NY Aug 29, 2011 $43,389
Production Assistant Caron Callahan New York, NY Dec 19, 2016 $40,000
Production Assistant, Quality Fashions Outlet of America New York, NY Oct 01, 2009 $40,000
VFX Production Assistant Rodeo FX Corp CA Feb 05, 2016 $40,000
Production Assistant, Quality Club Monaco New York, NY Oct 01, 2009 $40,000
Production Assistant Global Goods Partners, Inc. New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $40,000 -
$43,000
Engineering Production Assistant Applied Composites Engineering Indianapolis, IN Oct 10, 2009 $40,000
Engineering Production Assistant Applied Composites Engineering Indianapolis, IN Oct 02, 2009 $40,000
Production Assistant PTT, LLC New York, NY Sep 01, 2013 $37,336 -
$76,544
Production Assistant Sheckys Media Inc. New York, NY Apr 21, 2011 $36,358
Production Assistant Reunited LLC New York, NY Sep 27, 2013 $36,000
Production Assistant Kendall Nash LLC New York, NY Mar 17, 2014 $35,959
Production Assistant Alberto Makali Ltd New York, NY Nov 05, 2011 $35,000
Production Assistant MTV Networks, A Division of Viacom International Burbank, CA Oct 25, 2010 $33,800

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Top Skills for A Production Assistant

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  1. Video
  2. Audio Board
  3. Production Staff
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Gathered footage on-location and edited clips for promotional videos.
  • Operated switcher board and audio board for mock political advertisements and interviews
  • Facilitated and organized meetings for senior production staff.
  • Help production by assessing a value, ticketing merchandise, and putting out on sales floor.
  • Provided studio camera and teleprompter operation services * Developed newscast graphics * Assisted floor directors with talent cues

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