How much does a Video Editor make in the United States? The average Video Editor salary in the United States is $61,977 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $55,212 and $69,570. 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. 

Video Editor Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Video Editor Salary $49,053 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Video Editor Salary $55,212 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Video Editor Salary $61,977 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Video Editor Salary $69,570 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Video Editor Salary $76,482 US April 24, 2024
25% $55,212 10% $49,053 90% $76,482 75% $69,570 $61,977 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Video Editor need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Storytelling: Planning, creating and presenting stories or narratives to achieve diverse personal and business goals.


Animation: Animation is a method in which pictures are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today, most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Other common animation methods apply a stop motion technique to two and three-dimensional objects like paper cutouts, puppets or clay figures. Commonly the effect of animation is achieved by a rapid succession of sequential images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon and beta movement, but the exact causes are still uncertain. Analog mechanical animation media that rely on the rapid display of sequential images include the phénakisticope, zoetrope, flip book, praxinoscope and film. Television and video are popular electronic animation media that originally were analog and now operate digitally. For display on the computer, techniques like animated GIF and Flash animation were developed.


Professional Development: Professional development refers to continuing education and career training after a person has entered the workforce in order to help them develop new skills, stay up-to-date on current trends, and advance their career.

Storytelling 5.81%
Animation 2.47%
Professional Development 1.54%
Others 90.18%

Job Description for Video Editor

Video Editor edits video footage to desired length and format, creates motion graphics, and completes color corrections. Mixes and masters audio. Being a Video Editor encodes final videos to desired size and format. Archives and stores all files, footage, graphics, and audio. Additionally, Video Editor proficient using production and editing software including Adobe Creative suite and other specialized editing tools. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Video Editor work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Video Editor typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Video Editor

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For Video Editor, the upper level is Senior Producer and then progresses to Creative Production Manager.

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Video Editor salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Video Editor, the highest Video Editor salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Video Editor salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Video Editor salary is in Miami, FL, where the Video Editor salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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