Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
21,920 3.6 % $33.41 $69,490 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.48 $16.76 $26.20 $44.12 $61.78
Annual Wage (2) $25,960 $34,860 $54,490 $91,780 $128,500


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 15,460 4.11 $36.65 $76,230
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,270 1.06 $23.46 $48,790
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 560 1.13 $35.74 $74,350
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 500 0.69 $30.78 $64,020
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 400 0.09 $31.47 $65,460

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 15,460 4.11 $36.65 $76,230
Sound Recording Industries 230 1.46 $20.09 $41,780
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 560 1.13 $35.74 $74,350
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,270 1.06 $23.46 $48,790
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 160 0.89 $23.43 $48,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 110 (7) $40.22 $83,650
Motion Picture and Video Industries 15,460 4.11 $36.65 $76,230
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 560 1.13 $35.74 $74,350
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 110 0.01 $33.77 $70,230
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 400 0.09 $31.47 $65,460


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 7,970 0.54 3.28 $44.69 $92,940
New York 3,780 0.44 2.65 $37.71 $78,430
Florida 1,320 0.18 1.07 $16.61 $34,540
Texas 890 0.08 0.49 $21.85 $45,460
Illinois 650 0.11 0.69 $26.06 $54,200




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 7,970 0.54 3.28 $44.69 $92,940
New York 3,780 0.44 2.65 $37.71 $78,430
Utah 470 0.38 2.28 $19.29 $40,130
District of Columbia 220 0.33 2.00 $35.77 $74,400
Oregon 330 0.20 1.21 $20.55 $42,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,970 0.54 3.28 $44.69 $92,940
New York 3,780 0.44 2.65 $37.71 $78,430
District of Columbia 220 0.33 2.00 $35.77 $74,400
Virginia 290 0.08 0.48 $31.80 $66,140
New Jersey 460 0.12 0.73 $28.91 $60,120





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 6,840 1.72 10.41 $47.20 $98,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.64 3.85 $37.77 $78,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.15 0.94 $26.89 $55,930
Salt Lake City, UT 420 0.66 3.97 $19.37 $40,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 1.01 $36.49 $75,900
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.47 2.82 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 360 0.35 2.09 $15.57 $32,390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 1.85 $34.14 $71,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.27 1.66 $21.18 $44,060
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 270 0.27 1.61 $18.66 $38,810




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 6,840 1.72 10.41 $47.20 $98,170
Salt Lake City, UT 420 0.66 3.97 $19.37 $40,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.64 3.85 $37.77 $78,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.47 2.82 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 360 0.35 2.09 $15.57 $32,390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 1.85 $34.14 $71,000
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.30 1.84 $20.22 $42,060
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.30 1.79 $14.52 $30,190
Boulder, CO 50 0.29 1.74 $19.52 $40,600
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.27 1.66 $21.18 $44,060




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 6,840 1.72 10.41 $47.20 $98,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.64 3.85 $37.77 $78,550
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.42 $36.53 $75,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 1.01 $36.49 $75,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 1.85 $34.14 $71,000
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.15 0.90 $33.85 $70,400
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 1.04 $33.25 $69,150
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 0.86 $32.94 $68,520
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 0.71 $31.57 $65,660
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 150 0.17 1.04 $30.63 $63,720


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014