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Senior Video Editor Salary

With about three in five 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 $124K per year and averages out to $59K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$35,258 - $103,525
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,478
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$15.32 - $73.41
(Median)
$15
$30
$73
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,258 - $103,525  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,795  
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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$35,338 - $123,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $73.41  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $144.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,795  
   
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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$35,338 - $123,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 imply that Senior Video Editors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Graphic Design. Most people experienced in Adobe After Effects also know Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Video Editor

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


Senior Video Editors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $48K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $55K. Senior Video Editors see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $83K.

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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%


National Average
$61,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 14%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 10%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 6%

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%