Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
20,730 6.2 % $32.06 $66,690 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.67 $17.32 $25.45 $39.04 $60.70
Annual Wage (2) $26,350 $36,030 $52,940 $81,210 $126,250


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 13,010 3.69 $36.05 $74,980
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,880 1.36 $27.54 $57,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 440 0.55 $27.04 $56,250
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 400 1.74 $21.69 $45,120
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 390 0.09 $27.99 $58,210

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 13,010 3.69 $36.05 $74,980
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 400 1.74 $21.69 $45,120
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,880 1.36 $27.54 $57,280
Sound Recording Industries 130 0.79 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 290 0.60 $29.46 $61,270

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 13,010 3.69 $36.05 $74,980
Software Publishers 40 0.02 $33.13 $68,900
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $30.73 $63,920
Specialized Design Services 30 0.03 $29.91 $62,220
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 290 0.60 $29.46 $61,270


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 5,960 0.42 2.63 $45.52 $94,680
New York 4,070 0.48 2.99 $37.86 $78,740
Florida 2,150 0.30 1.86 $18.21 $37,870
Texas 740 0.07 0.44 $21.96 $45,680
Utah 560 0.48 2.97 $19.47 $40,500




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 560 0.48 2.97 $19.47 $40,500
New York 4,070 0.48 2.99 $37.86 $78,740
California 5,960 0.42 2.63 $45.52 $94,680
Florida 2,150 0.30 1.86 $18.21 $37,870
District of Columbia 150 0.23 1.40 $39.16 $81,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,960 0.42 2.63 $45.52 $94,680
District of Columbia 150 0.23 1.40 $39.16 $81,440
New York 4,070 0.48 2.99 $37.86 $78,740
Massachusetts 350 0.11 0.68 $29.35 $61,040
Illinois 470 0.08 0.52 $28.88 $60,070





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 4,780 1.25 7.74 $49.41 $102,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,740 0.74 4.57 $38.14 $79,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 0.67 $29.87 $62,140
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 370 0.54 3.32 $17.47 $36,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.94 $33.44 $69,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.36 2.22 $35.64 $74,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.25 1.54 $29.13 $60,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 320 0.15 0.90 $23.23 $48,320
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 320 0.32 2.01 $15.91 $33,100
Jacksonville, FL 280 0.49 3.03 $20.28 $42,170




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 4,780 1.25 7.74 $49.41 $102,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,740 0.74 4.57 $38.14 $79,330
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 370 0.54 3.32 $17.47 $36,340
Jacksonville, FL 280 0.49 3.03 $20.28 $42,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.36 2.22 $35.64 $74,120
Spokane, WA 70 0.35 2.14 $21.94 $45,640
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 320 0.32 2.01 $15.91 $33,100
Tallahassee, FL 50 0.29 1.81 $15.49 $32,220
Boulder, CO 40 0.28 1.73 $21.15 $44,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.25 1.54 $29.13 $60,600




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 4,780 1.25 7.74 $49.41 $102,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,740 0.74 4.57 $38.14 $79,330
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.21 1.32 $37.81 $78,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.36 2.22 $35.64 $74,120
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 0.97 $33.62 $69,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.94 $33.44 $69,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 190 0.12 0.71 $31.92 $66,390
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 170 0.24 1.49 $30.25 $62,920
Fresno, CA 40 0.13 0.81 $30.02 $62,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 0.67 $29.87 $62,140


About May 2011 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:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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