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Film and Video Editors in California

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6.2% Jobs Projection
$74,900 Median Salary
1,650 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Film and Video Editors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Film and Video Editors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Film and Video Editors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Film and Video Editors Work in California?

11,380 people worked as Film and Video Editors in 2018 in this state.

There were 13,900 Film and Video Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,520 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Film and Video Editors in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 240 Film and Video Editors working in it, which means California has more Film and Video Editors than average.

Film and Video Editors in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Film and Video Editors in this state are growing at a rate of 6.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.0%.

Job Projections for Film and Video Editors: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,650 annual Film and Video Editors job openings in California, and 17,200 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,000 annual jobs and 40,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Film and Video Editors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Film and Video Editors ranged from $36,400 to $208,000 with $74,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.5 to $100. The median hourly rate was $36.01.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.34 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.67.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Film and Video Editors Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Film and Video Editors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Film and Video Editors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,780 $75,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 840 $68,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 220 n/a
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 n/a
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 $48,740
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 80 $44,570

Top States for Film and Video Editors Employment

View the list below to see where most Film and Video Editors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 11,380 $74,900
New York 4,590 $76,580
Florida 1,430 $46,180
Texas 1,360 $47,160
Georgia 1,330 $52,420
New Jersey 590 $85,840
Michigan 510 $54,660
North Carolina 460 $41,590
Massachusetts 410 $61,350
Pennsylvania 380 $59,870
Ohio 370 $51,610
Colorado 360 $45,910
Oregon 310 $41,460
Utah 310 $54,910
Connecticut 310 $65,970
Illinois 300 $62,130
Washington 280 $60,560
Virginia 270 $59,500
Tennessee 260 $60,430
Arizona 250 $59,310

Below are the states where Film and Video Editors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $85,840
New York $76,580
California $74,900
District of Columbia $68,800
Connecticut $65,970
Illinois $62,130
Massachusetts $61,350
Washington $60,560
Tennessee $60,430
Pennsylvania $59,870

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 4,530


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