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Highest Paying Industries for Film and Video Editors

The top 56 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $82,950, temporary help services is the highest paying industry for film and video editors. It is followed by employment services industry (average annual salary $79,850). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of film and video editors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 56 Highest Paying Industries for Film and Video Editors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Temporary Help Services
$82,950
180
2 Employment Services
$79,850
210
3 Social Advocacy Organizations
$71,970
40
4 Administrative and Support Services
$69,600
280
5 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$69,600
280
6 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$64,920
570
7 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$63,500
17,210
8 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$62,970
17,430
9 Wholesale Trade
$62,680
40
10 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$62,070
690
11 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$61,840
700
12 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$60,030
410
13 Information
$58,960
21,060
14 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$58,320
70
15 Telecommunications
$58,320
70
16 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$57,800
350
17 Other Information Services
$54,580
360
18 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,680
80
19 Specialized Design Services
$51,860
50
20 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$51,770
90
21 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,550
100
22 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$51,540
440
23 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$51,100
110
24 Radio Broadcasting
$50,820
n/a
25 Spectator Sports
$49,330
50
26 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$49,020
100
27 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$48,150
120
28 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,610
1,480
29 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$47,420
100
30 Software Publishers
$47,070
90
31 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$45,570
3,080
32 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$44,520
2,640
33 Television Broadcasting
$44,330
2,570
34 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$44,310
50
35 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$44,150
50
36 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$43,240
140
37 Nonstore Retailers
$42,940
50
38 Retail Trade
$42,760
70
39 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,130
150
40 Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,130
150
41 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,050
140
42 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$41,810
150
43 Educational Services - Privately owned
$41,630
180
44 Sound Recording Industries
$41,290
220
45 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,140
220
46 Educational Services
$39,760
240
47 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$38,850
30
48 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$38,850
30
49 State government, including schools and hospitals
$38,490
60
50 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$38,060
40
51 Educational Services - State government owned
$38,040
50
52 Manufacturing
$36,800
210
53 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$34,440
170
54 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$34,200
180
55 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,230
440
56 Photographic Services
$27,280
400
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