Film and Video Editors Salary Information

The salary statistics of film and video editors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of film and video editors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The film and video editors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Film and Video Editors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,040
25th Percentile Wage
$41,460
50th Percentile Wage
$61,180
75th Percentile Wage
$97,340
90th Percentile Wage
$163,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for film and video editors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) film and video editors is $163,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,040. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 444% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of film and video editors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,180
-2.58% 16.15%
2016
$62,760
1.61% -
2015
$61,750
7.35% -
2014
$57,210
4.75% -
2013
$54,490
5.85% -
2012
$51,300
- -

Table 2. Film and Video Editors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of film and video editors in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for film and video editors occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $76,780. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $44,790).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$76,780
Information
$62,240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,680
Health Care and Social Assistance
$60,200
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$59,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,000
Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,380
Educational Services
$50,520
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,380
Manufacturing
$48,330
Wholesale Trade
$47,200
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$44,970
Retail Trade
$44,790

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Film and Video Editors by States

From the above tables we note that not only film and video editors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of film and video editors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,830 to $80,260. The highest paying state for film and video editors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $80,260. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $29,830. For more salary information of film and video editors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$80,260
New Hampshire
$75,430
California
$73,500
New York
$72,540
North Dakota
$63,540
New Jersey
$60,460
Virginia
$59,390
Illinois
$59,090
Massachusetts
$57,500
Michigan
$54,670
Connecticut
$53,970
Missouri
$53,750
Iowa
$53,510
Maryland
$53,230
Louisiana
$52,220
Pennsylvania
$50,350
Washington
$50,000
Tennessee
$49,570
Georgia
$49,180
New Mexico
$48,710
Wisconsin
$48,120
Alabama
$46,660
Utah
$46,640
Texas
$46,280
Kentucky
$45,940
Nebraska
$44,450
Colorado
$44,190
Oklahoma
$43,880
Oregon
$43,810
Ohio
$43,130
Minnesota
$43,060
Puerto Rico
$42,700
Nevada
$42,090
Arizona
$41,650
North Carolina
$40,780
Indiana
$40,590
Montana
$40,230
South Carolina
$40,070
Kansas
$39,990
Arkansas
$39,140
Alaska
$38,300
Florida
$37,720
Maine
$33,920
Idaho
$33,420
South Dakota
$29,830



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