|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|
|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.
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.
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.
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.