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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

  • $27,000

    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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Average Length of Employment
Production Crew 2.1 years
Top Careers Before Production Assistant
Internship 21.8%
Cashier 6.2%
Assistant 5.4%
Server 3.7%
Volunteer 3.6%
Editor 2.7%
Director 2.5%
Producer 2.3%
Top Careers After Production Assistant
Internship 11.3%
Assistant 5.7%
Producer 5.2%
Server 4.4%
Editor 4.3%
Cashier 4.1%
Manager 3.1%

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Production Assistant Demographics

Gender

Male

47.6%

Female

43.1%

Unknown

9.3%
Ethnicity

White

59.7%

Hispanic or Latino

17.8%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.9%

French

12.4%

Italian

4.2%

Mandarin

3.7%

German

3.6%

Chinese

3.5%

Portuguese

3.0%

Japanese

2.8%

Korean

2.1%

Russian

1.8%

Arabic

1.6%

Cantonese

1.5%

Hebrew

0.9%

Polish

0.8%

Hindi

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Greek

0.5%

Tagalog

0.5%

Swedish

0.5%

Thai

0.4%
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Production Assistant Education

Schools

Full Sail University

10.7%

New York University

9.4%

Columbia College Chicago

7.0%

Fashion Institute of Technology

5.9%

Temple University

5.5%

University of Phoenix

5.4%

Syracuse University

5.0%

San Francisco State University

5.0%

Emerson College

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.4%

University of Southern California

4.2%

Pennsylvania State University

4.2%

Florida State University

3.8%

California State University - Northridge

3.7%

Savannah College of Art and Design

3.7%

Howard University

3.6%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.5%

Ithaca College

3.5%

Boston University

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%
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Majors

Communication

20.6%

Photography

18.5%

Business

10.4%

Journalism

7.1%

Graphic Design

5.7%

Fine Arts

4.0%

Digital Media

3.9%

English

3.5%

Marketing

3.3%

Theatre

2.7%

Psychology

2.7%

Entertainment Business

2.6%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

2.6%

Public Relations

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Political Science

1.8%

Music

1.7%

Management

1.7%

Accounting

1.5%

Computer Networking

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

59.1%

Other

17.8%

Masters

9.3%

Associate

8.6%

Certificate

3.4%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
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$17,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
LBI Media Holdings
Highest Paying City
Kent, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.8 years
How much does a Production Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Production Assistant in the United States is $28,003 per year or $13 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $17,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $45,000.

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 Vice Media LLC New York, NY Jan 10, 2016 $45,000
Production Assistant Mashable, Inc. New York, NY Jul 22, 2016 $45,000
Production Assistant, Dresses Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation New York, NY Nov 01, 2011 $45,000
Production Assistant, Women's Blue Label Ralph Lauren Corporation New York, NY Sep 18, 2012 $45,000
Business Operations Production Assistant Kscope, Inc. New York, NY Aug 29, 2011 $43,389
VFX Production Assistant Rodeo FX Corp CA Feb 05, 2016 $40,000
Production Assistant, Quality Fashions Outlet of America New York, NY Oct 01, 2009 $40,000
Production Assistant Global Goods Partners, Inc. New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $40,000 -
$43,000
Production Assistant, Quality Club Monaco New York, NY Oct 01, 2009 $40,000
Production Assistant Caron Callahan New York, NY Dec 19, 2016 $40,000
Engineering Production Assistant Applied Composites Engineering Indianapolis, IN Oct 10, 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

  1. Video Production
  2. Audio Equipment
  3. Production Staff
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  • Provided production support for Hollywood-based commercial and music video production company.
  • Manage audio equipment and connections of electrical equipment.
  • Provide hospitality service for production staff meetings.
  • Delivered exceptional customer service while maintaining an organized and orderly store
  • Prepared aesthetically pleasing images of products by editing and creating uniformity using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

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