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Highest Paying States for Film and Video Editors

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $77,540, California is the highest paying state for film and video editors. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $77,470). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Film and Video Editors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$77,540
$33,250 13,420
2 District of Columbia
$77,470
$38,600 150
3 New York
$75,130
$27,160 4,860
4 Connecticut
$63,570
$22,290 300
5 Massachusetts
$59,700
$28,600 390
6 New Jersey
$57,470
$31,580 620
7 Virginia
$55,850
$28,510 290
8 Illinois
$54,340
$25,620 400
9 Louisiana
$52,220
$22,330 210
10 Georgia
$52,200
$30,930 1,010
11 Maryland
$51,610
$28,780 130
12 Missouri
$51,160
$26,210 320
13 Utah
$50,320
$24,790 200
14 Washington
$50,000
$26,050 220
15 New Mexico
$48,710
$17,800 30
16 Texas
$47,390
$20,550 950
17 Wisconsin
$46,630
$32,500 120
18 Ohio
$44,620
$25,730 390
19 Nebraska
$44,450
$28,930 100
20 Pennsylvania
$44,200
$25,940 430
21 Michigan
$44,180
$20,890 510
22 Nevada
$44,060
$25,250 260
23 Tennessee
$43,930
$29,320 440
24 Kentucky
$43,710
$25,850 90
25 Puerto Rico
$43,260
$22,880 40
26 Florida
$42,230
$22,160 1,380
27 Minnesota
$42,110
$29,550 260
28 Oregon
$41,880
$25,930 220
29 Arizona
$41,650
$24,350 330
30 Iowa
$40,960
$24,280 50
31 Indiana
$40,590
$32,140 100
32 Kansas
$39,340
$18,070 60
33 Arkansas
$39,030
$25,960 100
34 Oklahoma
$38,600
$27,260 130
35 Colorado
$37,810
$26,870 300
36 Montana
$37,230
$24,930 80
37 Alabama
$37,060
$17,110 110
38 North Carolina
$36,860
$26,110 420
39 South Carolina
$36,820
$22,530 90
40 Maine
$33,920
$26,470 60

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of film and video editors in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for film and video editors, Top Paying Jobs in America.