Film / Video Editor with Editing Skills Salary

Video Editors with Editing skills take home an average $44K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Video Editors with Editing skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Video Editors with Editing skills. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,044 - $75,849
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$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $44,338
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$12.41 - $37.45
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$0$77K
Salary $30,044 - $75,849
Bonus $310.94 - $6,787
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$28,878 - $77,962
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 394
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $12.41 - $37.45
Overtime $15.07 - $51.78
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $310.94 - $6,787
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$28,878 - $77,962
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217

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Pay by Experience Level for Film / Video Editor

Pay by Experience for a Film / Video Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Film / Video Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 333 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Film / Video Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 226 salaries. An experienced Film / Video Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 118 salaries. A Film / Video Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,258

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

For Video Editors with Editing skills, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Video Editors with Editing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Video Editors with Editing skills' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Video Editors with Editing skills in Phoenix bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Charlotte and 9 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Film / Video Editor

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
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
▲56%

▲41%

▲8%

National Average
$42,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 36%
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