Film Editor Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Film Editor is $51,000 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Film Editor Total Pay (?
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$20,729 - $139,620
(Median)
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51K
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140K
MEDIAN: $51,000
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Film Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.62 - $56.36
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,729 - $139,620  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,070  
Total Pay (?
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$22,329 - $124,193  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $56.36  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $92.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,070  
   
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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$22,329 - $124,193  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Film Editor
  • Cut shots and match audio and video to chosen video.
  • Add text, music, sound effects, and other layers to footage.
  • Edit film footage to fit with scripts and storylines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Film Editor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 55%
National Average
$45,000
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Experience Affects Film Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 130%
Experienced
up arrow 60%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Film Editor Salaries

Video Editing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$45,000
Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 55%
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