Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
21,500 6.1 % $30.80 $64,060 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.33 $16.63 $24.66 $38.16 $57.33
Annual Wage (2) $25,660 $34,580 $51,300 $79,380 $119,250


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 13,280 3.71 $34.19 $71,120
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,850 1.33 $26.84 $55,820
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 510 1.03 $30.21 $62,840
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 460 0.63 $28.65 $59,600
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 460 0.11 $30.36 $63,140

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 13,280 3.71 $34.19 $71,120
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 310 1.50 $23.86 $49,630
Sound Recording Industries 230 1.41 $26.90 $55,960
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,850 1.33 $26.84 $55,820
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 510 1.03 $30.21 $62,840

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 13,280 3.71 $34.19 $71,120
Software Publishers 50 0.02 $32.93 $68,490
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 460 0.11 $30.36 $63,140
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 510 1.03 $30.21 $62,840
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 460 0.63 $28.65 $59,600


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 5,830 0.41 2.47 $42.93 $89,300
New York 4,200 0.49 2.98 $37.55 $78,100
Florida 2,350 0.32 1.96 $18.30 $38,060
Texas 850 0.08 0.49 $21.20 $44,100
Utah 710 0.59 3.56 $19.36 $40,270




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)
Utah 710 0.59 3.56 $19.36 $40,270
New York 4,200 0.49 2.98 $37.55 $78,100
California 5,830 0.41 2.47 $42.93 $89,300
Florida 2,350 0.32 1.96 $18.30 $38,060
District of Columbia 200 0.30 1.82 $37.20 $77,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,830 0.41 2.47 $42.93 $89,300
New York 4,200 0.49 2.98 $37.55 $78,100
District of Columbia 200 0.30 1.82 $37.20 $77,380
Virginia 310 0.09 0.52 $31.26 $65,020
New Jersey 290 0.08 0.46 $28.67 $59,630





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 4,760 1.23 7.45 $45.94 $95,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,760 0.73 4.42 $38.02 $79,090
Salt Lake City, UT 650 1.05 6.37 $19.60 $40,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 540 0.15 0.89 $25.52 $53,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 410 0.17 1.05 $36.95 $76,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.34 2.07 $34.61 $72,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 330 0.24 1.43 $28.10 $58,440
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 320 0.32 1.93 $15.85 $32,980
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 300 0.40 2.43 $27.87 $57,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.13 0.77 $23.14 $48,130




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 4,760 1.23 7.45 $45.94 $95,550
Salt Lake City, UT 650 1.05 6.37 $19.60 $40,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,760 0.73 4.42 $38.02 $79,090
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 300 0.40 2.43 $27.87 $57,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.34 2.07 $34.61 $72,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 320 0.32 1.93 $15.85 $32,980
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.27 1.62 $14.38 $29,910
Boulder, CO 40 0.26 1.60 $20.97 $43,610
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.26 1.56 $22.84 $47,500
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 1.50 $22.36 $46,510




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 4,760 1.23 7.45 $45.94 $95,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,760 0.73 4.42 $38.02 $79,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 410 0.17 1.05 $36.95 $76,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.34 2.07 $34.61 $72,000
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.15 0.89 $33.58 $69,840
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 0.88 $33.07 $68,770
Fresno, CA 40 0.12 0.74 $32.57 $67,750
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 0.77 $32.11 $66,800
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.22 $31.19 $64,890
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 0.68 $29.91 $62,220


About May 2012 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.

(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:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013