The average salary for an Entry-Level Film / Video Editor is C$37,699 per year.

C$25,263 - C$58,091
C$25K
C$39K
C$58K
MEDIAN: C$38,997
10%
50%
90%
C$12.35 - C$34.39
C$12
C$20
C$34
MEDIAN: C$19.62
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$60K
Salary C$25,263 - C$58,091
Bonus C$297 - C$9,863
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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C$25,786 - C$60,737
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 138
Hourly Data C$0C$40
Hourly Rate C$12.35 - C$34.39
Overtime C$11.92 - C$40.85
Annual Data C$0C$60K
Bonus C$297 - C$9,863
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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C$25,786 - C$60,737
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

Job Description for Film / Video Editor

A Film/Video Editor should know his or her way around anything that pertains to audio and visual media. The order in which footage received is not that important because an editor should know how to take the footage and place it in a smooth sequence. The editor incorporates techniques that include inserting audio files for sound into video, while using linear editing systems such as Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer. The editor is also familiar with cutting unnecessary sounds that may hinder the production of the video. The editor also works on inserting effects that keep the video rolling and engaging, rather than time-consuming and dull. The editor will also select the best footage to place in the editing system's timeline. An editor knows which types of special effects are needed to make the production stand out. The editor is also responsible for post-production, which includes adjusting the levels of the audio film, cutting extra footage that may make the production lengthy, and adding effects which transition the film to the next segment smoothly. An Editor knows how to effectively use a voice-over technique, which inserts an audio excerpt over the video footage. An effective editor also adheres to the instructions of the director or producer to ensure that the project meets the specific needs of audience to which the video is directed. Finally, an editor will make sure that the production runs smoothly, without any holes in the production or story, and the editor will then render all of the effects and modifications made to the production, and then the video should be ready for presentation. The hours for an editor vary. Sometimes the editor will spend as little as an hour on a project, while some call for the editor to work continuously for more than four hours. The job sometimes can be tedious, but a good editor understands how important attention to detail is. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Film / Video Editor Tasks

  • Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
  • Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story, following scripts or instructions of directors and producers.
  • Review assembled films or edited videotapes to determine if corrections are necessary.
  • Operate computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product.

Film / Video Editor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$39,808

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

Film / Video Editor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Film / Video Editor in Winnipeg:
"All That Glitters Is Not Gold."
The sparkling and flashy illusion people may have of a career in television defers greatly from the gritty, seedy and often times unscrupulous lifestyle that the world of television offers. There is a fine line between public information and entertainment information. I find these days those lines are getting blurred more and more often. Trampling private citizens privacy and rights at times for no better reason than it provides entertainment to the viewer at home. It is our job in the industry to determine what is need to know information for the public and what is nothing more than tabloid fodder that does nothing to help anyone but boost our companies ratings. Polluting John Q public's minds, television sets, and twitter feeds, with useless heresay and propaganda. As long as we remember to use the term "allegedly", we can accuse just about anyone for anything, ruining reputations and lives. Only for us to forget tomorrow what we did today, but the lives we've affected forever changed.

Key Stats for Film / Video Editor

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
22%

Skills That Affect Film / Video Editor Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
▲2%



National Average
C$40,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
▼3%

Adobe Premiere
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 48%