International Colorist Salary Survey 2020
Thank you for helping us gather information about compensation and working conditions among our profession, among colorists.
The goal for this survey is to collect anonymous information about salaries (daily rates and wages) and working conditions. We are not recording names or email addresses and won't publish individual responses. Your information will not be identifiable by country, city, age and gender. We will only publish aggregate data derived from a minimum number of responses that share certain values.
For the sake of simple comparison, we will ask you to calculate a DAILY rate, even if you usually charge by the hour or per project. Base your daily rate on an 8 hour day as a guide. Please keep that in mind, when filling in the appropriate fields.
The results will be published on the grade.community website and shared with the Colorist Society International (CSI). We hope it will be useful to all in evaluating employment status, including equal pay by gender and experience level, and help guide starting colorists in questions about rates and wages.
We encourage you to share this questionnaire with industry colleagues, but, please, only one response per person.
Questions marked with a red asterisk are mandatory!
Your Current Situation
What is your employment situation?
Colorist at a Company/Institution (full or part-time)
Self-employed Colorist (with own suite or shop)
Combination of part-time employment and freelance
Combination of self-employed and freelance
What is your primary position?
How many years of experience do you have as a colorist?
1 - 3
4 - 6
7 - 10
11 - 15
16 - 20
21 - 30
What is your primary field of work as colorist? (The majority of all grading jobs)
Documentary & Independent Films
Scripted/non-scripted TV shows
Web Videos (YouTube, Vice or other platforms)
What is your primary grading system?
In what country are you primarily working as colorist? (If you mostly travel internationally for projects, what is your country of residence?)
In what city in that country do you primarily work as colorist?
I'm mostly travelling internationally for jobs, the above country and city refers to my residence.
Do you derive income from work other than color grading? (select as many as apply)
Consulting & Supervision (Post-production)
Editing & Edit assistance
Finishing & Versioning
Cinematography / Camera operator
DIT / Data Wrangler
What percentage of your paid work comes from grading?
How long is your average grading day? (Including breaks, in hours)
How many vacation days have you had in 2020? (Please enter the number of days in digits only)
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