What is the starting salary for a video editor? – How To Film Yourself With A Phone

For a full-time freelance editor, the salary can range between 15,000 and 25,000 GBP ($30,000-$52,000) per month, according to information provided by the BBC.

Salaried freelance editing jobs, on the other hand, are mostly done in Britain, and typically pay $13 to $24 per hour (depending on location). This is significantly higher than the average freelance video editing salary for Brits, at $20 per hour (an average of $28,500 to $34,100 per year).

How much could you get for your video editing skills?

This can be a tricky topic to gauge. While professional editors tend to want $70,000 to $100,000 per year, they are not as rigid as they are in the U.S. What separates a good video editor from one that pays like a plumber? A common answer among the editors is “a lot; I think it’s about $100 a piece.” As for the number of hours a video editor works in a normal week, that’s not known, but the BBC’s salary data says an editor can expect “60 to 80 hours per week.”

Where can you find better freelance video editing jobs than in Africa?

While the BBC’s data points to the U.S. paying top-tier video editors, there really aren’t enough opportunities to support them within Kenya or elsewhere in Africa, at this point. As of February 2016, there are only three video editors working full-time freelance for the BBC. They are Nanyuki Ngomane, who works in English, and Pheka Kibale, who works in Afrikaans.

The situation is similar for other freelancers. The U.S. currently has over 150 videos being edited as video assistants, for which U.S. freelance editors make an annual starting salary of $50,000. The rate for video editors to work as full-time freelancers is significantly higher, at $130,000 to $150,000 per year.

There are also freelancers editing video content in other African countries for various freelance services, but these are often located in the U.S., according to BBC World.

How much does it cost to become a full-time freelance editor?

The BBC’s salary data estimates that a full time freelance editor should expect to earn around $40,000 to $50,000 a year in salary.


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What is the starting salary for a video editor? – How To Film Yourself With A Phone
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