Video Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Video Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $63K annually nationwide. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$44,554 - $102,514
(Median)
$45K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,778
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90%

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$15.04 - $54.04
(Median)
$15
$24
$54
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,554 - $102,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$43,446 - $108,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $54.04  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $91.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$43,446 - $108,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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

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

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Video Engineers who took the survey. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Video Editing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Video Editing and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Engineer

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $61K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $68K.

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Experience Affects Video Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Video Engineer Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%

Video Editing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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