Senior Video Editor Salary

With more than half of Senior Video Editors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $35K to $115K per year and averages out to $59K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men make up the vast majority of Senior Video Editors (81 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,214 - $101,683
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$36K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,545
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$12.72 - $67.38
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$13
$29
$67
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,214 - $101,683  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $12,913  
Total Pay (?
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$35,180 - $115,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $67.38  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $104.38  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$201.34 - $12,913  
   
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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$35,180 - $115,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with avid and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Product Photography. Those familiar with Adobe After Effects also tend to know 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.


For many Senior Video Editors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $57K on average. Senior Video Editors bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Video Editors, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Video Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+46 percent), San Francisco (+40 percent), Atlanta (+32 percent), and St. Louis (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Chicago (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

avid
up arrow 27%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 2%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Video Editing
0%

Adobe Premiere
0%

National Average
$60,000

Product Photography
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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