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Senior Video Editor Salary

Senior Video Editors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $117K per year, median earnings come to $59K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Male Senior Video Editors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,576 - $102,382
(Median)
$37K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,904
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50%
90%

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$11.50 - $67.75
(Median)
$12
$30
$68
MEDIAN: $29.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,576 - $102,382  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $13,087  
Total Pay (?
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$35,413 - $116,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $67.75  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $105.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$198.66 - $13,087  
   
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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$35,413 - $116,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Senior Video Editor

  • Collaborate with the creative team to brainstorm a successful direction and strategy.
  • Edit video footage according to an identified creative strategy and time restrictions.
  • Lead the creative team in the video production process, from initial setup to final product.
  • Record and remaster footage and audio as needed.

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Popular Skills for Senior Video Editor


Survey results suggest that Senior Video Editors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with avid and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Product Photography as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Adobe After Effects are similarly competent in Apple Final Cut Pro and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Video Editor

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


Senior Video Editors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $46K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $57K. On average, Senior Video Editors make $64K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $82K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Video Editors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Video Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+49 percent), San Francisco (+39 percent), Atlanta (+31 percent), and St. Louis (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries



National Average
$60,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

avid
up arrow 27%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 3%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
0%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$60,000

Product Photography
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%
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