These Are The 10 States With The Highest Video Editor Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 8 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do video editors get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for video editors by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for video editors by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for video editors after this adjustment? That would be Film And Video Editors.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. California
  2. New Mexico
  3. Texas
  4. New York
  5. Georgia
  6. Nebraska
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Missouri
  10. Connecticut

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for video editors from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $105450, so our index value would be:

$105,450 * (100 / 135.9) = $77,593

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for video editors.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Video Editor Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 California $77,593 $105,450 135.9
2 New Mexico $73,937 $71,350 96.5
3 Texas $65,622 $59,520 90.7
4 New York $64,068 $83,930 131.0
5 Georgia $61,991 $56,660 91.4
6 Nebraska $61,954 $56,750 91.6
7 Illinois $58,403 $55,250 94.6
8 Indiana $58,379 $52,250 89.5
9 Missouri $58,053 $52,480 90.4
10 Connecticut $58,018 $74,090 127.7
11 Virginia $57,847 $58,310 100.8
12 New Hampshire $56,871 $66,540 117.0
13 Michigan $56,775 $50,530 89.0
14 New Jersey $56,439 $68,800 121.9
15 Ohio $56,428 $52,930 93.8
16 Utah $55,591 $51,700 93.0
17 Tennessee $54,239 $48,490 89.4
18 Kentucky $53,955 $48,830 90.5
19 Iowa $51,714 $47,060 91.0
20 Minnesota $50,972 $51,380 100.8
21 Washington $50,579 $53,210 105.2
22 North Carolina $50,543 $47,460 93.9
23 Nevada $49,564 $51,200 103.3
24 Kansas $49,098 $44,140 89.9
25 Wisconsin $48,925 $47,360 96.8
26 Arizona $48,346 $47,380 98.0
27 Pennsylvania $47,928 $48,600 101.4
28 Arkansas $47,370 $41,260 87.1
29 Oklahoma $46,950 $41,880 89.2
30 Florida $46,744 $45,950 98.3
31 Alabama $45,910 $41,870 91.2
32 Oregon $44,896 $51,900 115.6
33 Massachusetts $44,760 $59,710 133.4
34 Idaho $43,452 $40,020 92.1
35 Maryland $43,266 $54,300 125.5
36 Montana $41,755 $42,090 100.8
37 South Carolina $41,703 $41,370 99.2
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