Film and Video Editor

Career Overview

Film and video editors, while collaborating with a director, use video editing software to edit videos (movies, television shows, music videos, etc).


A four-year bachelor's degree in a field related to film, broadcasting, or cinematography is likely required to obtain one of these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$27,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr
$162,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Computer Science
  • Art
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Graphic Arts
  • Technology - as much as possible!
  • Video Editing
  • Photography
  • Videography
Work Environment

Film and video editors typically work for motion picture and video studios and television stations. They often work in offices by themselves for long hours at a time.

Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada