Employment & Income

A majority of film editors are only employed on a freelance basis where they work on short-term contracts for television companies, post-production studios and corporate employers. Working on a film can keep an editor busy for months. However, unless they have lined up other projects, editors may go without pay until they find another project. Their income can vary by the number of projects editors complete.

The average film editor can earn from $35,184- $102,171.wages