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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 — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $119K per year, median earnings come to $59K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Video Editors survey respondents are men (79 percent). A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,558 - $104,504
(Median)
$36K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,024
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50%
90%

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$13.00 - $70.00
(Median)
$13
$29
$70
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,558 - $104,504  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $13,277  
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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$34,754 - $119,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $125.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$195.74 - $13,277  
   
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).
)
$34,754 - $119,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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, skills in Adobe Photoshop, avid, Adobe After Effects, and Apple Final Cut Pro are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Product Photography and Graphic Design as skills, on the other hand, 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $45K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $57K. Senior Video Editors see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Senior Video Editors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $83K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Video Editors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 82 percent above the national average. Senior Video Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+66 percent), Washington (+44 percent), Atlanta (+41 percent), and St. Louis (+20 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries



National Average
$61,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 18%

avid
up arrow 17%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 11%

Product Photography
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%