Senior Video Editor Salary

Senior Video Editors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $37K to $97K per year, median earnings come to $60K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Senior Video Editors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Video Editors who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,181 - $91,413
$38K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $59,857
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$13.95 - $50.11
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MEDIAN: $26.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,181 - $91,413  
   
Bonus
$760 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$9,500  
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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$37,134 - $97,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $50.11  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $72.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$760 - $6,904  
   
Commission
$9,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$37,134 - $97,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Senior Video Editor

Senior video editors are responsible for leading a team of video editors throughout the editing process, maintaining overall awareness of the team’s actions, and ensuring that the finished product meets the client's expectations.

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Senior Video Editor Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Video Editor


Senior Video Editors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with motion graphics, Graphic Design, and avid are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Premiere and Product Photography also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Adobe After Effects indicates knowledge of Apple Final Cut Pro and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Video Editor

Pay by Experience for a Senior Video Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Video Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $56,000 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Senior Video Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 130 salaries. A Senior 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 $72,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,128

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

Surpassing the national average by 66 percent, Senior Video Editors in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Video Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+41 percent), San Francisco (+31 percent), Atlanta (+29 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Houston and Baltimore also lean toward paying below-median salaries (23 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Video Editor

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries

▲20%

▲6%

National Average
$60,000

▼7%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

motion graphics
▲34%


avid
▲6%



Adobe After Effects
▼0%

National Average
$60,000


Product Photography
▼10%

Adobe Premiere
▼14%

Project Management
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 22%
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