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Highest Paying Cities for Film and Video Editors

The top 82 highest paying cities for film and video editors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of film and video editors in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $84,020, Newark-Union, Pennsylvania is the highest paying city for film and video editors. It is followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California (average annual salary $83,880). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of film and video editors in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 82 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Film and Video Editors

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$84,020
110
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$83,880
8,960
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$78,880
12,050
4 Camden, New Jersey
$77,320
70
5 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$75,740
4,750
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$75,290
240
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$74,020
270
8 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$68,320
3,680
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$66,680
580
10 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$66,420
410
11 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$65,780
30
12 Fresno, California
$62,520
70
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$61,770
330
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$61,300
390
15 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$59,970
130
16 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$58,170
60
17 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$58,140
260
18 St Louis, Missouri
$57,580
170
19 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$56,840
50
20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$55,870
100
21 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$55,710
310
22 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$54,620
n/a
23 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$53,890
230
24 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$53,880
180
25 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$52,600
50
26 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$52,220
330
27 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$52,100
80
28 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$51,930
140
29 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$51,690
100
30 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$51,590
220
31 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$51,310
110
32 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$51,040
160
33 Salt Lake City, Utah
$50,890
150
34 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$50,830
190
35 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$50,830
190
36 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$50,320
250
37 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$50,000
30
38 Columbus, Ohio
$49,500
160
39 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$49,470
260
40 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$49,060
40
41 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$48,390
50
42 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$48,370
320
43 Madison, Wisconsin
$47,230
50
44 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$47,170
100
45 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$46,830
300
46 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$46,120
90
47 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$46,100
100
48 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$45,990
180
49 Kansas City, Missouri
$45,530
90
50 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$44,880
110
51 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$44,780
40
52 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$44,450
280
53 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$43,980
40
54 Dayton, Ohio
$43,700
30
55 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$43,690
470
56 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$43,600
40
57 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$43,460
240
58 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$43,120
120
59 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$42,790
30
60 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$42,170
790
61 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$42,090
340
62 Boulder, Colorado
$42,000
50
63 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$41,940
170
64 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$41,620
250
65 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$40,410
50
66 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$39,430
50
67 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$39,350
220
68 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$38,950
60
69 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$38,020
90
70 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$37,940
180
71 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$37,710
200
72 Spokane, Washington
$36,880
40
73 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$36,270
120
74 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$34,290
70
75 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$33,800
150
76 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$33,270
30
77 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$33,230
50
78 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$32,570
40
79 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$32,330
40
80 Wichita, Kansas
$29,400
30
81 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$29,160
260
82 Rochester, New York
$23,770
50
See also: Highest paying industries for film and video editors.