Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-4032 Film and Video Editors

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians"(27-4014).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,930 5.5 % $29.75 $61,890 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.48 $16.88 $24.49 $35.80 $53.78
Annual Wage (2) $25,960 $35,120 $50,930 $74,470 $111,860


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 12,860 3.63 $33.02 $68,680
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,830 1.33 $26.35 $54,810
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 400 1.63 $19.35 $40,240
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 370 0.46 $24.56 $51,090
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 360 0.04 $21.83 $45,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 12,860 3.63 $33.02 $68,680
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 400 1.63 $19.35 $40,240
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,830 1.33 $26.35 $54,810
Sound Recording Industries 170 1.04 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 250 0.56 $26.41 $54,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 12,860 3.63 $33.02 $68,680
Software Publishers 40 0.02 $27.12 $56,410
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 250 0.56 $26.41 $54,940
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,830 1.33 $26.35 $54,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 230 0.06 $25.05 $52,100


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,030 0.43 2.75 $40.76 $84,790
Florida 1,810 0.26 1.63 $19.00 $39,520
Texas 560 0.06 0.35 $23.16 $48,180
Illinois 550 0.10 0.64 $28.94 $60,200
Massachusetts 460 0.15 0.93 $28.61 $59,510




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,030 0.43 2.75 $40.76 $84,790
Utah 320 0.28 1.79 $20.30 $42,220
Hawaii 160 0.27 1.75 $20.24 $42,110
Florida 1,810 0.26 1.63 $19.00 $39,520
Oklahoma 240 0.16 1.01 $13.39 $27,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,030 0.43 2.75 $40.76 $84,790
District of Columbia 80 0.12 0.76 $34.53 $71,820
New York (8) (8) (8) $32.37 $67,330
Illinois 550 0.10 0.64 $28.94 $60,200
Massachusetts 460 0.15 0.93 $28.61 $59,510

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,700 1.23 7.85 $44.74 $93,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.71 4.52 $32.89 $68,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.54 3.46 $30.89 $64,250
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 470 0.13 0.86 $30.06 $62,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 320 0.15 0.94 $24.76 $51,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.19 1.22 $29.15 $60,630
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 250 0.26 1.68 $14.71 $30,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 0.68 $30.72 $63,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.15 0.94 $30.59 $63,620
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.19 1.19 $22.62 $47,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,700 1.23 7.85 $44.74 $93,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.71 4.52 $32.89 $68,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.54 3.46 $30.89 $64,250
Spokane, WA 70 0.34 2.16 $19.07 $39,660
Boulder, CO 50 0.31 1.96 $21.20 $44,100
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 250 0.26 1.68 $14.71 $30,610
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 180 0.25 1.59 $30.40 $63,230
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 220 0.22 1.38 $28.54 $59,360
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.20 1.27 $19.24 $40,030
Tallahassee, FL 30 0.20 1.26 $13.81 $28,720




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,700 1.23 7.85 $44.74 $93,060
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.64 $34.16 $71,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.71 4.52 $32.89 $68,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.46 $31.76 $66,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.54 3.46 $30.89 $64,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 0.68 $30.72 $63,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.15 0.94 $30.59 $63,620
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 180 0.25 1.59 $30.40 $63,230
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 1.10 $30.37 $63,170
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 470 0.13 0.86 $30.06 $62,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.98 $21.65 $45,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.98 $21.65 $45,030

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.11 $48,070
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.98 $21.65 $45,030


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011