Men make up the majority of Video Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $64K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Video Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,094 - $106,265
$43K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,788
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$16.54 - $55.31
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,094 - $106,265  
   
Bonus
$1,495 - $12,605  
Total Pay (?
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$41,939 - $113,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $55.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$24.06 - $87.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,495 - $12,605  
   
Total Pay (?
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$41,939 - $113,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Video Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $64K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.

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Key Stats for Video Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Video Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Video Engineer Salaries

National Average
$66,000


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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