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Film and Video Editors Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for film and video editors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of film and video editors among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Film and Video Editors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,250
25th Percentile Wage
$50,320
50th Percentile Wage
$77,540
75th Percentile Wage
$144,030
90th Percentile Wage
$207,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for film and video editors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $207,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.99
25th Percentile Wage
$24.19
50th Percentile Wage
$37.28
75th Percentile Wage
$69.23
90th Percentile Wage
$99.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for film and video editors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $99.59. The median hourly salary is $37.28. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of film and video editors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,540-13.71%-5.48%
201588,17010.12%-
201479,2500.74%-
201378,660-3.98%-
201281,790--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Film and Video Editors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of film and video editors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of film and video editors in state of California ranges from $33,800 to $83,880. The highest paying area for film and video editors in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $83,880. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $78,880). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $33,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$83,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$78,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$66,680
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$66,420
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$65,780
Fresno
$62,520
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$59,970
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$52,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$51,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$41,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$33,800


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