A Film Editor earns an average salary of $50,000 per year. A skill in Video Editing is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Film Editor Total Pay (?
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$20,347 - $168,000
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MEDIAN: $50,000
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Film Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.36 - $56.78
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$20,347 - $168,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,029  
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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$21,433 - $128,658  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $56.78  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $101.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,029  
   
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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$21,433 - $128,658  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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.
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 79%
National Average
$45,000
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Experience Affects Film Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 133%
Experienced
up arrow 101%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Film Editor Salaries

Video Editing
up arrow 64%
National Average
$45,000
Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 49%
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