Average Hourly Rate for Lee Enterprises Inc Employees

Based in Davenport, Iowa,newspaper player Lee Enterprises Inc offers many employment opportunities, including Lead Web Developer and Copy Editor positions. On average, Lee Enterprises Inc employees receive $15.38 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $21.90. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Lee Enterprises Inc workers, followed by your city and your role at the company. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Davenport, Iowa 52801


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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $12.50 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Lee Enterprises Inc workforce (38 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $17.00 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $17.99 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Davenport, Iowa; Carbondale, Ill. (around $15.50), Flagstaff, Ariz. ($13.75), and La Crosse, Wisc. ($13.61) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Iowa, where the average Lee Enterprises Inc employee makes $17.99 per hour.


Earning around $21.25 per hour on average, Copy Editors receive the most money, followed by Lead Web Developers ($17.99 per hour).

Certifications and Degrees

Lee Enterprises Inc provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — these employees rake in about $15.23 per hour.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Proofreading; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $21.25 per hour. Editing is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in three of Lee Enterprises Inc's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Cascading Style Sheets, Adobe Photoshop, and MySQL.

Benefits and Perks

Lee Enterprises Inc lets only 45 percent take paid vacation and only 18 percent take sick leave. Most survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Lee Enterprises Inc also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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