Senior Video Editor Salary

Over one-half of Senior Video Editors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $114K per year, but median earnings come to around $59K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Senior Video Editors survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. Though the majority of Senior Video Editors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,343 - $101,389
(Median)
$36K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,696
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90%

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$12.82 - $67.23
(Median)
$13
$29
$67
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,343 - $101,389  
   
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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$35,308 - $114,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $67.23  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $104.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$35,308 - $114,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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, facility with avid and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Photography. It is often found that people who know Adobe After Effects are also skilled 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.


Senior Video Editors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $46K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $56K on average. Senior Video Editors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Video Editors in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Senior Video Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+46 percent), San Francisco (+34 percent), Atlanta (+32 percent), and St. Louis (+20 percent). Senior Video Editors in Houston earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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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 4%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 1%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Premiere
0%

National Average
$60,000

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Product Photography
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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