How much does a Film Editor make in the United States? The average Film Editor salary in the United States is $37,500 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $34,900 and $40,200. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
The Film Editor mixes and masters audio. Edits video footage to desired length and format, creates motion graphics, and completes color corrections. Being a Film Editor archives and stores all files, footage, graphics, and audio. Encodes final videos to desired size and format. In addition, Film Editor proficient using Adobe Creative suite and production software including After Effects and Final Cut and other editing software. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Being a Film Editor gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Working as a Film Editor typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)
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