Salary for Film and Video Editors

Also known as:  Cue Selector, Electronic News Gathering Editor, Film Editor, Movie Editor, News Video Editor, News Videotape Editor, Tape Editor, Television News Video Editor, Video Tape Transferrer

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The work of film and video editors involves following the instructions of producers and directors to organize, cut and splice raw footage on film, video or in digital format. They may operate a wide range of specilized equipment, and insert, edit and/or synchronize soundtracks as well. These professionals may determine the need and placement of audio-visual effects, and may select, combine and trim the best film segments in order to tell a continuous story. They may work to fit specific time requirements. Some college is generally expected, although not required, for this profession. Many film and video editors hold Bachelor's degrees.

A Film or Video Editor can get an average pay level in a range of 48000 to 72000 based on levels of tenure. Film and Video Editors usually get an average compensation of Sixty Two Thousand One Hundred dollars annually.

Film and Video Editors have the best average pay in California, where they can earn pay of near $83850. People with this job title obtain the most salary in Information, where they can get average pay of $67480.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.37 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Film and Video Editors tend to make the most in the following industries
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $67,480
Information $65,630
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $55,070
Public Administration $47,100
Retail Trade $44,850
Educational Services $43,870
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $40,500
Other Services (except Public Administration) $41,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $43,240
Wholesale Trade $43,270
Educational Services $43,870
Retail Trade $44,850
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