"communication," "video production," and "audio equipment" aren't the only skills we found production assistants list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of production assistant responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 63.3% of production assistants have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming a production assistant. While it's true that most production assistants have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven production assistants did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The production assistants who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied communication and photography, while a small population of production assistants studied business and journalism.
Once you're ready to become a production assistant, you should explore the companies that typically hire production assistants. According to production assistant resumes that we searched through, production assistants are hired the most by The Salvation Army, Caliber Home Loans, and Nexstar Media Group. Currently, The Salvation Army has 23 production assistant job openings, while there are 22 at Caliber Home Loans and 18 at Nexstar Media Group.
If you're interested in companies where production assistants make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Vice Media, City National Bank of Florida, and Raytheon Company. We found that at Vice Media, the average production assistant salary is $52,275. Whereas at City National Bank of Florida, production assistants earn roughly $48,715. And at Raytheon Company, they make an average salary of $44,360.
We also looked into companies who hire production assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include ESPN, NBCUniversal, and CBS.
For the most part, production assistants make their living in the media and retail industries. Production assistants tend to make the most in the media industry with an average salary of $36,250. The production assistant annual salary in the telecommunication and technology industries generally make $35,744 and $34,925 respectively. Additionally, production assistants who work in the media industry make 11.1% more than production assistants in the retail Industry.