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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 19017$26.38/hr$15.75/hr$19.70/hr$24.12/hr$30.72/hr$34.04/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Information180$24.12/hr
Professional and Business Services10$32.71/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 190$24.12/hr24.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 190$24.12/hrN/A
Minnesota 210$24.14/hr20.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Special Effects Artists and Animators 180$31.78/hr7.2%
Graphic Designers 4,950$30.59/hr-0.5%
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists 2,330$31.59/hr5.5%


  • Set up and operate computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product.
  • Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.
  • Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
  • Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers.
  • Review footage sequence by sequence to become familiar with it before assembling it into a final product.
  • Mark frames where a particular shot or piece of sound is to begin or end.
  • Trim film segments to specified lengths and reassemble segments in sequences that present stories with maximum effect.
  • Manipulate plot, score, sound, and graphics to make the parts into a continuous whole, working closely with people in audio, visual, music, optical, or special effects departments.
  • Develop post-production models for films.
  • Review assembled films or edited videotapes on screens or monitors to determine if corrections are necessary.