Film / Video Editor with Editing Skills Salary

Video Editors with Editing skills take home an average $44K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Video Editors with Editing skills is high. Most Video Editors with Editing skills survey respondents are men (73 percent). Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,757 - $75,794
$30K
$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $44,122
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$11.92 - $39.41
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MEDIAN: $18.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,757 - $75,794  
   
Bonus
$299.00 - $6,787  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,084 - $78,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $39.41  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$299.00 - $6,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,084 - $78,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Pay by Experience Level for Film / Video Editor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $46K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Video Editors with Editing skills make a median salary of $59K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,531

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Video Editors with Editing skills, 41 percent higher than the national average. Video Editors with Editing skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+36 percent), San Diego (+26 percent), Atlanta (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+22 percent). Video Editors with Editing skills in Phoenix take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (14 percent lower) and Orlando (8 percent lower).

Key Stats for Film / Video Editor

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Film / Video Editor Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

▲43%

▲10%

National Average
$42,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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