Senior Video Editor Salary

The majority of Senior Video Editors in the United States — just under three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $37K to $99K per year, and the median is $60K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Senior Video Editors are male. Most Senior Video Editors report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,146 - $92,742
$38K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $59,882
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$13.70 - $50.68
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MEDIAN: $25.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$38,146 - $92,742  
   
Bonus
$795 - $6,228  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$36,693 - $99,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$20.96 - $87.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$795 - $6,228  
   
Commission
$9,500  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$36,693 - $99,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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 diverse set of skills 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 7 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. Those educated in Adobe After Effects tend to be well versed 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Video Editors. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $56K. On average, Senior Video Editors make $64K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Video Editors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $72K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,077

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Video Editors in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 66 percent above the national average. Senior Video Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+41 percent), San Francisco (+31 percent), Atlanta (+29 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Senior Video Editors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Senior Video Editors in Dallas bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Baltimore (23 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Video Editor

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%
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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
▲7%



Adobe After Effects
▼0%

National Average
$60,000


Product Photography
▼10%

Adobe Premiere
▼13%

Project Management
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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