Rates of Pay

ProductionBase want to ensure freelancers are paid
the correct industry rates of pay.

The information provided here are guideline rates only.

We never post unpaid positions.

If you require further advice, please contact the appropriate industry bodies that represent the TV, film, theatre and commercial production community.

  • 1st Assistant (Commercials)
    • 10 hour day £413 (£368)
  • 1st Assistant (Film)
    • 55 hour week Major Feature Film £2000 (£1784)
    • 55 hour week Medium/Low Budget Film £1750 (£1561)
  • 1st Assistant (Pop Promos/Videos)
    • Day rate £600 (£535)
  • 1st Assistant (TV)
    • 50 hour week Drama £1279 (£1141)
    • 10 hour day Drama £267 (£238)
  • 2nd Assistant (Commercials)
    • 10 hour day £323 (£288)
  • 2nd Assistant (Film)
    • 55 hour week Major Feature Film £1400 (£1249)
    • 55 hour week Medium/Low Budget Film £1200 (£1070)
  • 2nd Assistant (Pop Promos/Videos)
    • Day rate £450 (£401)
  • 2nd Assitant (TV)
    • 50 hour week Drama £960 (£856)
    • 10 hour day Drama £214 (£191)
  • Assistant Editor (Film)
    • 10 hour day High Budget £15m - £50m £312
    • Hour rate High Budget £15m - £50m £31
    • 10 hour day Low Budget (£1.5m - £5m) £223
    • Hour rate Low Budget £1m - £5m £22
    • 10 hour day Medium Budget (£15m - £40m) £268
    • Hour rate Medium Budget £5m - £15m £27
    • 10 hour day Micro Budget under £1m £160
    • Hour rate Micro Budget under £1m £16
    • Hour rate Premium Budget $50m and over £37
    • 10 hour day Premium Budget $50m and over £375
  • Assistant Editor (TV)
    • 10 hour day Continuing Drama and Childrens TV £143
    • Hour rate Continuing Drama and Childrens TV £14
    • Hour rate High Budget Drama £20
    • 10 hour day High Budget Drama £196
    • 10 hour day Low Budget Drama £160
    • Hour rate Low Budget Drama £16
    • 10 hour day Mid Budget Drama £178
    • Hour rate Mid Budget Drama £18
    • 10 hour day Soaps £134
    • Hour rate Soaps £13
  • Assistant Producer
    • 48 hour week TV/Film £800-897
  • Associate Producer
    • 60 hour week TV/Film £947
    • 72 hour week TV/Film £1,190
    • 8 hour day TV/Film £135
    • 50 hour week TV/Film £744
    • 12 hour day TV/Film £237
    • 40 hour week TV/Film £541
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £186
  • Bookings Coordinator
    • Day Rate Commercials £291
    • 60 hour week TV/Film £1,121
  • Boom Operator
    • 10 hour day Corporate £236 - £265
    • 12 hour day Corporate £283 - £317
    • 10 hour day TV £263 - £295
    • 12 hour day TV £354 - £397
  • Camera Assistant
    • 10 hour day High Budget £430
    • 10 hour day Low Budget £240
    • 10 hour day TV Factual/Documentary £240 (£214)
  • Camera Operator
    • 10 hour day Commercials £473 (£422)
    • 55 hour week Major Feature Film £2340 (£2087)
    • 55 hour week Medium/Low Budget Film £1920 (£1713)
    • 50 hour week TV Drama £1492 (£1331)
    • 10 hour day TV Drama £309 (£276)
    • 10 hour day TV Factual/Documentary £319 (£285)
    • 10 hour day TV News £254 (£227)
    • 12 hour day TV News £305 (£272)
  • Costume Assistant
    • Weekly rate Low Budget (£1.5m<X<£5m) £750
    • Weekly rate Low/Medium Budget (£5m<X<£15m) £800
    • Weekly rate Medium and High Budget (£15m<) £900-1000
    • Weekly rate Micro Budget (<£1.5m) £550
  • Costume Maker
    • Day Rate Commercials £404-500
  • Digital Image Technician
    • 10 hour day Commercials £380 (£339)
    • 55 hour week Major Feature Film £2000 (£1784)
    • 55 hour week Medium/Low Budget Film £1650 (£1472)
    • Day rate Pop Promos/Videos £500 (£446)
    • 50 hour week TV Drama £1279 (£1141)
    • 10 hour day TV Drama £267 (£238)
  • Director
    • 48 hour week TV £1,200-1,345
  • Director of Photography
    • 10 hour day TV Factual/Documentary £426 (£380)
  • Driver
    • Day Rate Commercials £192-229
    • 12 hour day TV/Film £179
    • 40 hour week TV/Film £409
    • 60 hour week TV/Film £716
    • 72 hour week TV/Film £900
    • 8 hour day TV/Film £102
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £141
    • 50 hour week TV/Film £563
  • Editor (Film)
    • Hour rate Low Budget £1m to £5m £32
    • 10 hour day Low Budget £1m to £5m £321
    • Hour rate Medium Budget £5m to £15m £43
    • 10 hour day Medium Budget £5m to £15m £428
    • 10 hour day Micro Budget under £1m £196
    • Hour rate Micro Budget under £1m £20
  • Editor (TV)
    • 10 hour day Continuing Drama and Childrens TV £259
    • Hour rate Continuing Drama and Childrens TV £26
    • Hour rate High Budget Drama £32
    • 10 hour day High Budget Drama £321
    • 10 hour day Low Budget Drama £277
    • Hour rate Low Budget Drama £28
    • 10 hour day Mid Budget Drama £303
    • Hour rate Mid Budget Drama £30
    • 10 hour day Soaps £240
    • Hour rate Soaps £24
  • Focus Puller
    • 10 hour day High Budget £430
    • 10 hour day Low Budget £300
  • Hairdresser
    • Day Rate Commercials £246-287
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £280
  • Junior Editor
    • Annual Rate £20,000 - £25,000
  • Junior Researcher
    • 48 hour week Factual TV £650 - £729
  • Lighting Camera
    • 10 hour day TV Factual/Documentary £373 (£333)
  • Lighting Camera/DoP
    • 10 hour day Commercials £1124 (£1003)
  • Lighting Technician
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £240
    • 50 hour week TV/Film £1,200
  • Location Manager
    • 10 hour day High Budget £340
    • 10 hour day Low Budget £300
  • Make-Up Artist
    • Hour rate £1.5m-£3m Budget £16
    • Hour rate £10m-£20m Budget £21
    • Hour rate £1m-£1.5m Budget £15
    • Hour rate £20m-£30m Budget £22
    • Hour rate £30m-£40m Budget £23
    • Hour rate £3m-£6m Budget £20
    • Hour rate £40m+ Budget £24
    • Hour rate £6m-£10m Budget £21
  • Producer
    • Day rate Commercials £719
    • 48 hour week TV £925-1,037
  • Producer/Director
    • 48 hour week TV £1,200-1,345
  • Production Coordinator
    • 40 hour week TV/Film £618
    • 8 hour day TV/Film £155
  • Production Manager (Commercials)
    • Day rate £377-469
  • Production Manager (Feature Film)
    • 10 hour day £385
    • 60 hour week £2306
    • 50 hour week £1812
    • 12 hour day £490
  • Production Manager (TV Drama)
    • 10 hour day £300
    • 60 hour week £1703
    • 50 hour week £1337
    • 12 hour day £383
  • Production Manager (TV Factual)
    • 10 hour day £266
    • 60 hour week £1352
    • 50 hour week £1062
    • 12 hour day £337
  • Production Secretary
    • 8 hour day TV/Film £105
    • 50 hour week TV/Film £536
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £134
  • Researcher
    • 8 hour day TV/Film £117
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £161
    • 72 hour week TV/Film £1,030
    • 50 hour week TV/Film £644
    • 60 hour week TV/Film £820
    • 12 hour day TV/Film £205
  • Rigger
    • 10 hour day Advanced Rigger/Electrician Rigger £365
    • 8 hour day Advanced Rigger/Electrician Rigger £292
    • 10 hour day Master Rigger £420
    • 8 hour day Master Rigger £336
  • Runner
    • 10 hour day Commercials £94 - £105
    • 60 hour week TV/Film £476 - £534
    • 50 hour week TV/Film £374 - £419
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £94 - £105
    • 12 hour day TV/Film £119-133
  • Script Supervisor (Commercials)
    • 10 hour day £413 (£368)
  • Script Supervisor (Film)
    • 55 hour week Major Feature Film £2000 (£1784)
    • 55 hour week Medium/Low Budget Film £1650 (£1472)
  • Script Supervisor (TV)
    • 50 hour week Drama £1279 (£1141)
  • Sound Recordist (Film)
    • 12 hour day High Budget £562
    • 50 hour week High Budget £2208
    • 12 hour day Low Budget £425
    • 50 hour week Low Budget £1668
  • Sound Recordist (TV)
    • 12 hour day TV Drama £353
    • 50 hour week TV Drama £1472
    • 12 hour day TV Entertainment £375
    • 12 hour day TV Factual, Documentary, Corporate, News £362
  • Steadicam
    • 11 hour day Feature Film £1200-£1500
    • 10 hour day TV £1000
  • Technician
    • 10 hour day TV/Film £290-325
  • Videographer
    • 10 Hour Day TV £250