Senior Video Editor Salary

Senior Video Editors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $58K annually, but may range from $35K to $110K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Senior Video Editors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Senior Video Editors (80 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,479 - $100,212
(Median)
$35K
$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,468
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$14.22 - $64.33
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$14
$29
$64
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,479 - $100,212  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$34,926 - $110,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $64.33  
   
Overtime
$21.42 - $100.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$482.88 - $12,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$34,926 - $110,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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

  • 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 motion graphics and avid are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Photography and Adobe Photoshop. Most people experienced in Adobe After Effects also 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.


Senior Video Editors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Senior Video Editors see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,847

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

Surpassing the national average by 56 percent, Senior Video Editors in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Video Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+56 percent), San Francisco (+40 percent), Atlanta (+30 percent), and Boston (+27 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Video Editors in Dallas earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Baltimore earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 19 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

motion graphics
up arrow 34%

avid
up arrow 18%

Adobe After Effects
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Graphic Design
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Apple Final Cut Pro
0%

Adobe Premiere
0%

National Average
$60,000

Video Editing
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Product Photography
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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