Updated August 22, 2022

Average Video Editor Salary

$51,131yearly

$24.58 hourly

Entry level Salary
$33,000 yearly
$33,000
10 %
$51,131
Median
$77,000
90 %

How much does a Video Editor make?

Video editors make $51,131 per year on average, or $24.58 per hour, in the United States. Video editors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $77,000.

Location impacts how much a video editor can expect to make. Video editors make the most in New Jersey, New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Oregon.

Highest Paying States For Video Editors

The darker areas on the map show where video editors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Video Editor average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1New York$65,140$31.32863
2Oregon$60,109$28.90104
3California$61,478$29.56817
4Connecticut$56,495$27.1682
5Pennsylvania$60,337$29.01199
6Massachusetts$56,453$27.14185
7New Jersey$67,868$32.63110
8North Dakota$57,360$27.5813
9Vermont$51,354$24.6914
10Rhode Island$56,905$27.3613
11Nevada$50,705$24.3833
12Delaware$53,694$25.8119
13District of Columbia$50,943$24.49166
14Virginia$48,464$23.30264
15New Hampshire$55,144$26.5117
16Washington$47,592$22.88149
17Alabama$45,823$22.0376
18Alaska$46,904$22.5520
19West Virginia$47,524$22.8523
20Ohio$48,259$23.20139
21Iowa$44,609$21.4561
22Illinois$45,864$22.05188
23Utah$42,074$20.2378
24Wisconsin$43,746$21.0392
25Idaho$45,612$21.9323
26Montana$47,747$22.969
27Colorado$44,280$21.29115
28South Dakota$45,745$21.999
29Arizona$44,793$21.5483
30Maryland$41,610$20.00144
31Hawaii$41,733$20.0619
32Maine$45,187$21.7213
33Oklahoma$41,434$19.9249
34Kentucky$43,688$21.0033
35Louisiana$40,583$19.5151
36Missouri$41,106$19.7690
37Kansas$41,951$20.1729
38South Carolina$40,384$19.4267
39Indiana$42,064$20.2252
40Florida$36,658$17.62300
41Georgia$39,929$19.20161
42Nebraska$39,242$18.8733
43Michigan$36,456$17.53129
44Tennessee$30,384$14.61112
45Arkansas$30,218$14.5351
46Mississippi$35,784$17.2031
47Texas$30,702$14.76370
48North Carolina$30,497$14.66173
49Wyoming$32,271$15.519
50New Mexico$32,263$15.5124
51Minnesota$33,453$16.0870

Highest Paying Cities For Video Editors

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1San Francisco, CA$68,008$32.70
2Edison, NJ$67,822$32.61
3New York, NY$65,197$31.34
4Philadelphia, PA$60,754$29.21
5Boston, MA$56,499$27.16
6Washington, DC$50,917$24.48
7Alexandria, VA$50,439$24.25
8Redmond, WA$47,697$22.93
9Chicago, IL$46,167$22.20
10Birmingham, AL$46,042$22.14
11Gilbert, AZ$44,741$21.51
12Boulder, CO$44,526$21.41
13Madison, WI$43,305$20.82
14Salt Lake City, UT$42,128$20.25
15Baltimore, MD$41,866$20.13

Video Editor Salary Details

Average Video Editor Salary Graph
Average Video Editor Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Video Editor's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$77,000$6,417$37
75th Percentile$63,000$5,250$30
Average$51,131$4,261$25
25th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20
10th Percentile$33,000$2,750$16

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Editing Internship$35,035$2,920$16.8449,315
Editor & Producer$50,200$4,183$24.1314,409
Photographer, Editor$51,131$4,261$24.5811,039
Videographer$43,620$3,635$20.971,267
Video Production Internship$33,585$2,799$16.15105,041
Freelance Videographer/Editor$48,481$4,040$23.315,409

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Apple Jobs (10)
  2. Fox News Jobs (18)
  3. ViacomCBS Jobs (25)
  4. Bloomberg Jobs (11)
  5. ESPN Jobs (21)

Which Companies Pay Video Editors The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Apple and East-West Center are the highest paying companies for video editors.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Apple$99,393$47.7921
2East-West Center$85,339$41.03
3Amazon$84,050$40.413
4Bloomberg$82,543$39.687
5NRDC$80,733$38.814
6ESPN$76,563$36.814
7Morgan Stanley$75,181$36.14
8Gaia$72,694$34.95
9Anastasia Beverly Hills$72,605$34.91
10Texas Roadhouse$71,650$34.451
11Altice USA$70,141$33.7215
12Sony Pictures$69,891$33.601
13R/GA$68,040$32.71
14Accenture$66,683$32.061
15Activision Blizzard$65,866$31.674
16Kabam$65,013$31.261
17OpenEye - The Cloud Video Platform$64,934$31.22
18Deluxe$64,579$31.051
19Manifest Solutions$64,560$31.04
20Arrow Electronics$64,257$30.89

How Much Do Video Editors Make In Different Industries?

Video editor salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, professional, and media industries tend to offer much higher salaries for video editors. For example, video editors make a whopping average salary of $54,109 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $52,991 in the professional industry and $50,743 in the media industry.

Video editors may want to avoid working in the internet industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $48,404.

Highest Paying Industries For Video Editors

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Technology$54,109$26.01
2Professional$52,991$25.48
3Media$50,743$24.40
4Start-up$49,608$23.85
5Internet$48,404$23.27

High Paying Video Editor Jobs

Video Editor Salary Trends

Average Video Editor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Video Editor Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$51,100$24.58+5.2%
    2021$48,500$23.31+1.8%
    2020$47,600$22.90+2.3%
    2019$46,500$22.36-2.6%
    2018$47,700$22.94+1.6%

    Recently Added Video Editor Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    AccentureVideo Editor (Fashion & Beauty)New York, NY07/03/2022$48,600
    AccentureVideo Editor (Fashion & Beauty)New York, NY07/03/2022$48,600
    Mr. PipelineVideo Editor and Content Creation SpecialistBoynton Beach, FL06/27/2022$35,479
    Peer Health Exchange, Inc.Video EditorNew York, NY05/28/2022$50,000
    Gungho Online Entertainment America, Inc.Associate Video EditorRedondo Beach, CA05/27/2022$40,000
    Availability Professional StaffingVideo Editing-ProductonModesto, CA05/18/2022$41,740
    Dream CorpsVideo EditorOakland, CA05/12/2022$65,000
    The HartfordVideo Editor and Graphic DesignerHartford, CT05/06/2022$68,640
    Exclusive Homes & Properties InternationalReal Estate Video EditorGermantown, MD04/23/2022$59,500
    SqulptVideographer/Video EditorIone, CA04/20/2022$80,000

    Video Editor Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Video Editors The Most?

    New Jersey pays Video Editors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $67,868 per year, or $32.63 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Video Editor?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Video Editor if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $65,140 per year.

    What Type Of Video Editor Gets Paid The Most?

    Senior Video Editor gets paid the most. Senior Video Editor made a median salary of $112,084. The best-paid 10 percent make $140,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $89,000.

    Do Video Editors Make Good Money?

    Yes, video editors make good money. Full-time video editors make an average annual salary of $60,000. A professional video editor with multiple years of experience can easily make over $80,000, whereas an entry-level video editor typically makes around $40,000 per year.

    How Much Does A Full-time Video Editor Earn?

    Full-time video editors earn an average of $60,000 as an annual salary. A professional video editor with multiple years of experience can easily make over $80,000, whereas an entry-level video editor typically makes around $40,000 per year.

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