How much does a Film Editor make in the United States? The average Film Editor salary in the United States is $38,200 as of July 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $35,500 and $41,000. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $35,500 10% $33,042 90% $43,549 75% $41,000 $38,200 50%(Median)
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Job Description

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 2021

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