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Film and Television Editors


Film and television editors are not as highly paid as others working in their industry. They have less clout than directors or producers, but they have more authority in the production of a project than many others in the industry. The mean annual wage for editors in the motion picture and video industries was $94,860 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent of all film editors earned less than $31,940 a year, while the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $170,040. The most experienced and sought-after film editors can command much higher salaries.

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