Average Base Pay
33.7% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Film and Video Editors role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $35,920. A Film and Video Editors candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $51,250. A person in a mid-career Film and Video Editors role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $70,100 a year. Film and Video Editors with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $92,200. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Film and Video Editors role’s annual salary averages $120,630 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Film and Video Editors position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $70,100 higher than the national average for Film and Video Editors positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Film and Video Editors roles that can advance both internally and with another company.