Film and Video Editors Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of film and video editors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare film and video editors salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Film and Video Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,760
25th Percentile Wage
$33,900
50th Percentile Wage
$49,380
75th Percentile Wage
$81,050
90th Percentile Wage
$123,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for film and video editors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) film and video editors is $123,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid film and video editors is $24,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of film and video editors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,380
8.49% -27.76%
2016
$45,190
-36.22% -
2015
$61,560
-0.45% -
2014
$61,840
-4.25% -
2013
$64,470
2.14% -
2012
$63,090
- -

Compare Film and Video Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of film and video editors in four industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for film and video editors occupations is the spectator sports industry with an annual salary $57,800. The lowest paying industry is the independent artists, writers, and performers industry (annual salary $39,260). For detailed film and video editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Spectator Sports
$57,800
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$52,100
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$49,090
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$39,260

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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