Video Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Video Engineers earn an average of $63K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Video Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance.

$43,330 - $105,560
$43K
$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $62,901
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50%
90%

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$17.37 - $58.16
$17
$28
$58
MEDIAN: $28.27
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$0$110K
Salary $43,330 - $105,560
Bonus $1,479 - $11,920
Total Pay (?
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$43,233 - $110,386
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 87
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $17.37 - $58.16
Hourly Tips $2.00
Overtime $24.46 - $90.60
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $1,479 - $11,920
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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$43,233 - $110,386
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Video Engineer

Video engineers are responsible for setting up and operating complex production videos. They engineer digital video systems, processes, and components, as well as prepare engineering reports related to ongoing video projects, progress reports, plans, and designs.

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Video Engineer Tasks

  • Evaluate video performance and display using a variety of metrics.
  • Monitor video infrastructure and capacity.
  • Design and operate video circuits, amplifiers, encoding, compression, and other software or equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and strategize to improve video display, developing specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Video Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Video Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Video Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Video Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Video Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 40 salaries. A Video Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,858

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

For Video Engineers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Video Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+14 percent), Denver (+5 percent), Los Angeles (+2 percent), and Atlanta (+2 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Video Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Video Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲39%

Late-Career
▲37%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Video Engineer Salaries

National Average
$66,000

▼10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%
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