Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

27-4032 Film and Video Editors

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians"(27-4014).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,460 4.3 % $36.10 $75,090 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.27 $17.10 $27.51 $47.03 $70.01
Annual Wage (2) $25,520 $35,560 $57,210 $97,810 $145,620


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 17,210 4.56 $39.60 $82,370
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,640 1.20 $26.84 $55,830
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 570 1.06 $34.75 $72,290
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 440 0.69 $31.37 $65,260
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 440 0.07 $16.66 $34,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 17,210 4.56 $39.60 $82,370
Sound Recording Industries 220 1.36 $21.44 $44,600
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,640 1.20 $26.84 $55,830
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 570 1.06 $34.75 $72,290
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 170 1.01 $19.58 $40,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 17,210 4.56 $39.60 $82,370
Employment Services 210 0.01 $39.47 $82,100
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 410 0.05 $38.19 $79,430
Social Advocacy Organizations 40 0.02 $35.69 $74,230
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 570 1.06 $34.75 $72,290


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,080 0.67 3.68 $48.53 $100,940
New York 3,880 0.44 2.43 $35.56 $73,970
Florida 1,220 0.16 0.88 $20.50 $42,640
Texas 760 0.07 0.37 $21.49 $44,690
Illinois 650 0.11 0.62 $24.76 $51,490



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,080 0.67 3.68 $48.53 $100,940
New York 3,880 0.44 2.43 $35.56 $73,970
District of Columbia 190 0.28 1.57 $32.99 $68,610
Oregon 360 0.21 1.18 $21.43 $44,570
Nevada 250 0.21 1.17 $25.62 $53,290



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,080 0.67 3.68 $48.53 $100,940
New York 3,880 0.44 2.43 $35.56 $73,970
New Jersey 510 0.13 0.73 $33.45 $69,570
District of Columbia 190 0.28 1.57 $32.99 $68,610
Tennessee 460 0.17 0.93 $32.17 $66,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,810 2.17 12.00 $50.66 $105,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.68 3.77 $36.11 $75,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 540 0.14 0.80 $26.18 $54,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.23 1.30 $26.06 $54,210
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.46 2.52 $34.44 $71,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.32 1.76 $32.60 $67,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.14 0.77 $25.14 $52,300
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 310 0.29 1.59 $19.40 $40,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 0.71 $35.60 $74,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.28 1.55 $22.39 $46,560



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,810 2.17 12.00 $50.66 $105,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.68 3.77 $36.11 $75,100
Missoula, MT 30 0.54 2.98 $19.22 $39,990
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.46 2.52 $34.44 $71,640
Charlottesville, VA 40 0.38 2.08 $26.98 $56,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.32 1.76 $32.60 $67,800
Eugene-Springfield, OR 40 0.30 1.64 $16.06 $33,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 310 0.29 1.59 $19.40 $40,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.28 1.55 $22.39 $46,560
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.26 1.44 $18.00 $37,450



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,810 2.17 12.00 $50.66 $105,370
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.21 $40.87 $85,020
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.15 0.82 $36.36 $75,620
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.68 3.77 $36.11 $75,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 0.71 $35.60 $74,050
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.49 $34.48 $71,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.46 2.52 $34.44 $71,640
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.10 0.57 $33.21 $69,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.32 1.76 $32.60 $67,800
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.04 0.23 $30.46 $63,360


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015