Film and Video Editors in California
Get the information you need to know about working as a Film and Video Editor.
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.
The typical state has 240 Film and Video Editors working in it, which means California has more Film and Video Editors than average.
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%.
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.
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|
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|
Below are the states where Film and Video Editors get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$68,800|
Related Careers in CA
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture||4,530|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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