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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of film and video editors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |