Senior Video Editor Salary

Senior Video Editors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $61K annually on average but can range from $39K to $100K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Senior Video Editors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Video Editors who answered the questionnnaire. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,548 - $95,599
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$61K
$96K
MEDIAN: $61,122
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$13.76 - $50.00
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$0$100K
Salary $39,548 - $95,599
Bonus $750 - $7,661
Profit Sharing $1,967
Commission $3,800
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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$39,157 - $100,109
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 193
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $13.76 - $50.00
Overtime $20.89 - $73.08
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $750 - $7,661
Commission $3,800
Profit Sharing $1,967
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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$39,157 - $100,109
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with motion graphics, Graphic Design, and avid are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 5 percent, and 4 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. Most people familiar with Adobe After Effects also know 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: $61,377

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Video Editors, 63 percent higher than the national average. Senior Video Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+38 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Video Editor's salary, with Dallas Senior Video Editors earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Houston and Baltimore are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 21 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Senior Video Editor

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$61,000

▼9%

▼31%

Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

motion graphics
▲31%


avid
▲4%


National Average
$61,000


Adobe After Effects
▼2%


Product Photography
▼12%

Adobe Premiere
▼15%

Project Management
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%
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