Video Engineer Salary

Video Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $64K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Video Engineers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance.

$43,606 - $106,541
$44K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,986
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50%
90%

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$16.54 - $55.31
$17
$27
$55
MEDIAN: $27.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,606 - $106,541  
   
Bonus
$1,490 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
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$42,073 - $112,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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
$1,490 - $11,745  
   
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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$42,073 - $112,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

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: $66,155

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

For Video Engineers, New York provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Video Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+13 percent), Denver (+4 percent), Los Angeles (+2 percent), and Atlanta (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas.

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Key Stats for Video Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Video Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲38%

Late-Career
▲36%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Video Engineer Salaries

National Average
$66,000

▼11%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%