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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

27-4032 Film and Video Editors

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).


National estimates for Film and Video Editors
Industry profile for Film and Video Editors
Geographic profile for Film and Video Editors

National estimates for Film and Video Editors: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Film and Video Editors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,410 4.9 % $ 40.33 $ 83,880 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Film and Video Editors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.77 $ 22.71 $ 32.33 $ 48.47 $ 73.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,870 $ 47,240 $ 67,250 $ 100,830 $ 152,720


Industry profile for Film and Video Editors: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Film and Video Editors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 14,100 4.28 $ 45.01 $ 93,610
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,480 1.22 $ 29.86 $ 62,100
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 920 0.20 $ 40.01 $ 83,230
Other Information Services 640 0.18 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 490 0.98 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Film and Video Editors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 14,100 4.28 $ 45.01 $ 93,610
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,480 1.22 $ 29.86 $ 62,100
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 490 0.98 (8) (8)
Sound Recording Industries 140 0.76 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 130 0.28 $ 30.66 $ 63,770

Top paying industries for Film and Video Editors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 330 0.01 $ 46.23 $ 96,150
Motion Picture and Video Industries 14,100 4.28 $ 45.01 $ 93,610
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 920 0.20 $ 40.01 $ 83,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $ 36.39 $ 75,690
Telecommunications 130 0.02 $ 36.22 $ 75,340


Geographic profile for Film and Video Editors: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Film and Video Editors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,990 0.49 3.02 $ 51.59 $ 107,300
New York 2,880 0.33 2.05 $ 47.31 $ 98,400
Texas 1,250 0.10 0.64 $ 28.32 $ 58,910
Florida 960 0.11 0.70 $ 25.95 $ 53,980
Georgia 840 0.19 1.20 $ 36.36 $ 75,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Film and Video Editors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 370 0.54 3.35 $ 35.28 $ 73,390
California 7,990 0.49 3.02 $ 51.59 $ 107,300
New York 2,880 0.33 2.05 $ 47.31 $ 98,400
Connecticut 360 0.24 1.46 $ 38.25 $ 79,550
Utah 300 0.20 1.26 $ 24.11 $ 50,140




Top paying states for Film and Video Editors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,990 0.49 3.02 $ 51.59 $ 107,300
New York 2,880 0.33 2.05 $ 47.31 $ 98,400
New Jersey 560 0.15 0.92 $ 43.75 $ 91,000
Connecticut 360 0.24 1.46 $ 38.25 $ 79,550
Pennsylvania 560 0.10 0.63 $ 38.03 $ 79,100





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Film and Video Editors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,600 1.13 7.04 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,130 0.35 2.20 $ 46.66 $ 97,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 740 0.28 1.74 $ 34.83 $ 72,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 720 0.17 1.03 $ 35.61 $ 74,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 650 0.28 1.74 $ 39.84 $ 82,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 560 0.22 1.39 $ 26.82 $ 55,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.15 0.92 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Austin-Round Rock, TX 380 0.36 2.26 $ 27.11 $ 56,400
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.38 2.37 $ 30.80 $ 64,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 320 0.09 0.55 $ 35.40 $ 73,630




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Film and Video Editors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,600 1.13 7.04 (8) (8)
Missoula, MT 40 0.65 4.06 $ 24.24 $ 50,420
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.38 2.37 $ 30.80 $ 64,060
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 200 0.37 2.31 $ 38.46 $ 80,000
Austin-Round Rock, TX 380 0.36 2.26 $ 27.11 $ 56,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,130 0.35 2.20 $ 46.66 $ 97,050
College Station-Bryan, TX 40 0.35 2.18 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
Boulder, CO 60 0.33 2.03 $ 35.93 $ 74,730
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.32 1.96 $ 41.96 $ 87,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 740 0.28 1.74 $ 34.83 $ 72,450




Top paying metropolitan areas for Film and Video Editors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,130 0.35 2.20 $ 46.66 $ 97,050
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.32 1.96 $ 41.96 $ 87,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.11 0.68 $ 41.31 $ 85,930
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 650 0.28 1.74 $ 39.84 $ 82,860
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 200 0.37 2.31 $ 38.46 $ 80,000
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.11 0.69 $ 37.71 $ 78,440
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 0.12 0.74 $ 37.13 $ 77,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 0.69 $ 36.26 $ 75,420
Boulder, CO 60 0.33 2.03 $ 35.93 $ 74,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 720 0.17 1.03 $ 35.61 $ 74,070


About May 2020 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 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021