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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,640
25th Percentile Wage
$39,780
50th Percentile Wage
$62,760
75th Percentile Wage
$104,080
90th Percentile Wage
$162,260

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 $162,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,640. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 487% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of film and video editors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,7601.61%18.26%
201561,7507.35%-
201457,2104.75%-
201354,4905.85%-
201251,300--

Table 2. Film and Video Editors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of film and video editors in 10 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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $80,170. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $39,360).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$80,170
Information
$64,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,970
Educational Services
$53,130
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,870
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$45,190
Retail Trade
$44,370
Wholesale Trade
$41,600
Manufacturing
$39,360

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 $33,920 to $77,540. The highest paying state for film and video editors is California with a median annual salary of $77,540. The lowest paying state is Maine with a median annual salary of $33,920. 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
California
$77,540
District of Columbia
$77,470
New York
$75,130
Connecticut
$63,570
Massachusetts
$59,700
New Jersey
$57,470
Virginia
$55,850
Illinois
$54,340
Louisiana
$52,220
Georgia
$52,200
Maryland
$51,610
Missouri
$51,160
Utah
$50,320
Washington
$50,000
New Mexico
$48,710
Texas
$47,390
Wisconsin
$46,630
Ohio
$44,620
Nebraska
$44,450
Pennsylvania
$44,200
Michigan
$44,180
Nevada
$44,060
Tennessee
$43,930
Kentucky
$43,710
Puerto Rico
$43,260
Florida
$42,230
Minnesota
$42,110
Oregon
$41,880
Arizona
$41,650
Iowa
$40,960
Indiana
$40,590
Kansas
$39,340
Arkansas
$39,030
Oklahoma
$38,600
Colorado
$37,810
Montana
$37,230
Alabama
$37,060
North Carolina
$36,860
South Carolina
$36,820
Maine
$33,920


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