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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
27,570 4.7 % $41.97 $87,300 4.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.75 $21.78 $30.66 $47.70 $80.93
Annual Wage (2) $32,750 $45,310 $63,780 $99,220 $168,320


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 19,010 4.43 $46.49 $96,700
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,580 1.20 $30.26 $62,950
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 800 0.16 $37.01 $76,980
Other Information Services 640 0.20 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 510 0.95 (8) (8)

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 19,010 4.43 $46.49 $96,700
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,580 1.20 $30.26 $62,950
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 510 0.95 (8) (8)
Sound Recording Industries 150 0.79 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 230 0.43 $24.65 $51,280

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 19,010 4.43 $46.49 $96,700
Employment Services 500 0.01 $41.32 $85,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 220 0.01 $37.37 $77,740
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 800 0.16 $37.01 $76,980
Telecommunications 160 0.02 $36.06 $75,010


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 10,520 0.61 3.22 $56.98 $118,510
New York 4,330 0.45 2.42 $43.41 $90,290
Texas 1,460 0.12 0.63 $27.00 $56,160
Georgia 1,410 0.32 1.68 $31.28 $65,050
Florida 1,220 0.14 0.74 $24.79 $51,560




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 10,520 0.61 3.22 $56.98 $118,510
District of Columbia 360 0.50 2.67 $33.83 $70,370
New York 4,330 0.45 2.42 $43.41 $90,290
Georgia 1,410 0.32 1.68 $31.28 $65,050
Connecticut 320 0.19 1.03 $35.79 $74,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,520 0.61 3.22 $56.98 $118,510
New York 4,330 0.45 2.42 $43.41 $90,290
New Jersey 590 0.14 0.77 $43.05 $89,540
Washington 260 0.08 0.42 $39.45 $82,060
Massachusetts 440 0.12 0.64 $35.94 $74,760





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-Anaheim, CA 8,880 1.42 7.58 $58.97 $122,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,420 0.46 2.44 $43.44 $90,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,330 0.48 2.58 $30.34 $63,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 860 0.35 1.85 $39.95 $83,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 690 0.26 1.39 $25.72 $53,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 640 0.14 0.73 $32.16 $66,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 460 0.15 0.78 $33.63 $69,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 440 0.12 0.64 $32.60 $67,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 0.78 $35.71 $74,270
Austin-Round Rock, TX 380 0.35 1.89 $26.14 $54,370




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-Anaheim, CA 8,880 1.42 7.58 $58.97 $122,660
Missoula, MT 40 0.62 3.33 $24.06 $50,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,330 0.48 2.58 $30.34 $63,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,420 0.46 2.44 $43.44 $90,360
Boulder, CO 70 0.36 1.90 $31.53 $65,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 860 0.35 1.85 $39.95 $83,100
Austin-Round Rock, TX 380 0.35 1.89 $26.14 $54,370
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 1.69 $43.30 $90,060
Provo-Orem, UT 70 0.29 1.57 $25.81 $53,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 690 0.26 1.39 $25.72 $53,500




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-Anaheim, CA 8,880 1.42 7.58 $58.97 $122,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,420 0.46 2.44 $43.44 $90,360
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 1.69 $43.30 $90,060
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 240 0.12 0.62 $40.25 $83,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 860 0.35 1.85 $39.95 $83,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 0.78 $35.71 $74,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 220 0.11 0.56 $35.03 $72,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.10 0.55 $33.86 $70,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 460 0.15 0.78 $33.63 $69,950
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.07 0.35 $33.57 $69,820


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020