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How much does a Film Editor make?

Updated Nov 29, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$76,202 /yr
Average Base Pay

20 salaries

$35K

Low

$76K

Average

$167K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Film Editor is $76,202 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Film Editor in the United States is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 20 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Film Editor employees in the United States.

Seniority Levels

L2
Video Editor$55,141 /yr
L3
Senior Video Editor$81,473 /yr
L4
Lead Video Editor$59,453 /yr
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per year

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$56,167

per year

Post Production Assistant

$38,753

per year

Production

$36,497

per year

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Canvas Films

Film Editor
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$39K -$42K

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$39K

$42K

$38,585 - $41,948 Range

NIKE
4.1

NIKE

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$11 -$12

 hourly

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$41 -$43

 hourly

$41

$43

$41 - $43 Range

Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$19 -$21

 hourly

$19

$21

$19 - $21 Range

Bath & Body Works
3.9

Bath & Body Works

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$12 -$13

 hourly

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

Sonic
3.2

Sonic

Film Editor
About 

$33K -$36K

$33K

$36K

$33,318 - $36,381 Range

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Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Film Editor - Contractor
About 

$145K -$155K

$145K

$155K

$144,909 - $155,437 Range

Marshalls
3.5

Marshalls

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$10 -$10

 hourly

$10

$10

$10 - $10 Range

ABC
3.9

ABC

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$60 -$64

 hourly

$60

$64

$60 - $64 Range

Novartis
4.2

Novartis

Film Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$56 -$59

 hourly

$56

$59

$56 - $59 Range

WarnerMedia
3.9

WarnerMedia

Film Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$27 -$29

 hourly

$27

$29

$27 - $29 Range

UC Irvine
4.3

UC Irvine

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$16 -$17

 hourly

$16

$17

$16 - $17 Range

Warner Bros.
4

Warner Bros.

Film Editor - Monthly Contractor
About 

$15K -$17K

$15K

$17K

$15,453 - $16,718 Range

4.4

Self-employed

Film Editor
About 

$77K -$84K

$77K

$84K

$76,942 - $84,231 Range

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)
4.3

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$12 -$13

 hourly

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

Dartmouth
4.3

Dartmouth

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$12 -$12

 hourly

$12

$12

$12 - $12 Range

ViacomCBS Streaming
3.9

ViacomCBS Streaming

Film Editor
About 

$38K -$41K

$38K

$41K

$38,019 - $41,265 Range

Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Film Editor - Hourly
About 

$26 -$28

 hourly

$26

$28

$26 - $28 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Film Editor salaries

The national average salary for a Film Editor is $76,202 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Film Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 20 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Film Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Film Editor in United States is $166,544 per year.

The lowest salary for a Film Editor in United States is $34,866 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Film Editor or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Film Editor.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent film editor salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$50,000
per year
A Video Editor in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$11,000
per year
A Sub Maker in the Augusta, GA Area area reported making $11,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Augusta, GA Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$50
hourly
A Video Editor in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
College / University
$55,000
per year
A Video Editor in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$50
hourly
A Video Producer/Editor in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
A Video Editor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Freelance
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
A Videographer/Editor in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
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