Video Editor

Quick Facts: Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators
2012 Median Pay $46,280 per year
$22.25 per hour
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 49,500
Job Outlook, 2012-22 3% (Slower than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 1,400

What Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators Do

Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate images that entertain or inform an audience.

Work Environment

Film and video editors and camera operators typically work in studios or in office settings. Camera operators and videographers often shoot raw footage on location.

How to Become a Film and Video Editor or Camera Operator

Film and video editors and camera operators typically need a bachelor’s degree in a field related to film or broadcasting.

Pay

In May 2012, the median annual wage for film and video editors was $51,300. The median annual wage for camera operators was $40,300 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 3 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations.