Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Film / Video Editor is $16.78
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Film / Video Editors?
An early career Film / Video Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.15 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Film / Video Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.25 based on 6 salaries.
What Do Film / Video Editors Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.