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Franz Bieberkopf
Editor Numbers
on May 14, 2014 at 11:29:48 pm

U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics 10 year view (American-centric, obviously, 2012-2022 projections):

28,100 Editors nationally in 2012, projected to be 28,300 by 2022 (less than 1% growth over 10 years).

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/film-and-video-editors-and-c...
via PremiumBeat.com (listing average incomes of editors by state)
http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/10-highest-and-lowest-paying-states-for-vid...


Franz.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 1:02:31 am
Last Edited By David Roth Weiss on May 15, 2014 at 1:13:16 am

[Franz Bieberkopf] "28,100 Editors nationally in 2012, projected to be 28,300 by 2022 (less than 1% growth over 10 years)."

Had Apple simply moved forward with FCP 8 as most editors truly desired, the projections for 2022 would probably be much, much higher, perhaps as maybe even as high as 28,450 editors. :)

A few years back the Wall Street Journal classified Post-Production as one of America's Top-10 Dying Businesses, so it's no great wonder that it's growth might be miniscule over the coming years. Right?


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Darren Roark
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 1:42:30 am

Do those numbers deduct how many hours clients expect an editor nowadays to be a 'colorist', and an 'audio sweetener'?

Those used to be completely separate jobs.


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Shane Ross
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 1:53:07 am

that's only feature film and TV editors. That number doesn't take into account Corporate, news, wedding, specialty (realty), web.... VERY narrow list. It represents the 2% that is in features and broadcast.

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Charlie Austin
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 2:21:52 am

[Shane Ross] "It represents the 2% that is in features and broadcast."

But Shane... that 2% is all that matters! :-)


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Neil Goodman
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 3:23:04 am

i dont think those salaries are accurate at all either. $ 53,000 for an editor in L.A.?

come on now.


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Chris Harlan
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 6:26:01 am

[Neil Goodman] "i dont think those salaries are accurate at all either. $ 53,000 for an editor in L.A.?

come on now.
"


I know that's the median, but they seem low to me too. Maybe, part-time freelance figures into it as well.


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Franz Bieberkopf
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 2:33:34 pm
Last Edited By Franz Bieberkopf on May 15, 2014 at 8:42:23 pm

[Shane Ross] "that's only feature film and TV editors... It represents the 2% that is in features and broadcast."

[Neil Goodman] "... i dont think those salaries are accurate at all either."

[Chris Harlan] "... they seem low to me too."

Edit: corrected per post below.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/film-and-video-editors-and-c...

Franz.


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Bill Dewald
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 7:03:11 pm

This is info for that "other" kind of editor - the "print" kind.

Suprised growth and wages aren't much lower, the interns and commenters do all the editing now in print.


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Franz Bieberkopf
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 15, 2014 at 8:43:19 pm

[Bill Dewald] " This is info for that "other" kind of editor"

Bill,

Thanks, yes, true. Removed above.

First post still correct.

Franz.


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Brett Sherman
Re: Editor Numbers
on May 16, 2014 at 2:29:43 pm

It could also be a changing environment for job descriptions also. 10 years ago I would have called myself an editor. Today, not so much. I go with the over-arching term "Video Producer". It's the only thing I could come up with that encompasses everything I do.



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