£24,012
Avg. Salary
£11.73
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Film / Video Editor is $19.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Film / Video Editor is $45,652 per year.

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MEDIAN $12
$17k
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$24k
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$35k
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MEDIAN $24,012
£16,512 - £35,434
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MEDIAN: £24,012
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£7.26 - £30.09
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Salary £16,512 - £35,434
Bonus £202 - £2,295
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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£16,402 - £40,129
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 407
Hourly Data £0£30
Hourly Rate £7.26 - £30.09
Overtime £9.83 - £24.80
Annual Data £0£40K
Bonus £202 - £2,295
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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£16,402 - £40,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

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

Popular Skills for Film / Video Editor

Pay by Experience Level for Film / Video Editor

Pay by Experience for a Film / Video Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Film / Video Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤22,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Film / Video Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤25,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Film / Video Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤26,000 based on 29 salaries. A Film / Video Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤49,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

2%

National Average: £24,173

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

Film / Video Editor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Film / Video Editor?

Film / Video Editor in Liverpool:
"Varied, interesting but under valued."
Pros: Very varied, interesting and get to meet cool people.
Cons: A lot of people don't understand the difficulty or how much time it takes to make videos.

Film / Video Editor in Manchester:
"Pay scale advice."
Pros: Being creative, learning.
Cons: Computer crashes.

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Key Stats for Film / Video Editor

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Film / Video Editor Salaries

Late-Career
▲103%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
₤24,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Film / Video Editor Salaries

avid
▲12%


National Average
₤24,000





Adobe Premiere Pro
▼14%

Avid Media Composer
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 78%