Senior Video Editor Salary

With a little over a half of Senior Video Editors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Video Editors is $58K annually and can range from $35K on the lower end to $112K per year near the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men account for the majority of Senior Video Editors who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Though the majority of Senior Video Editors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,243 - $100,960

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$13.09 - $65.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,243 - $100,960  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $12,723  
Profit Sharing
$1,700 - $18,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,679 - $112,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $65.80  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $100.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$204.26 - $12,723  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700 - $18,000  
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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$34,679 - $112,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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


Senior Video Editors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know avid can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop, Product Photography, and Graphic Design. Most people skilled in Adobe After Effects are similarly competent 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $56K. For Senior Video Editors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Video Editors, Washington provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Senior Video Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+49 percent), San Francisco (+36 percent), Atlanta (+33 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Senior Video Editors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Senior Video Editors in Dallas bring in salaries that are 38 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (23 percent less) and Miami (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Video Editor Salaries



National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Senior Video Editor Salaries

avid
up arrow 28%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 1%

Adobe Premiere
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Video Editing
up arrow 2%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 2%


Product Photography
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
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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
17%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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