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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of film and video editors from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale 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 $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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |