The average pay for an Assistant Editor is $35,546 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Assistant Editor Total Pay (?
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$26,914 - $51,261
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36K
42K
51K
MEDIAN: $35,546
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Assistant Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.05 - $25.64
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,914 - $51,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,566 - $52,786  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,035
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $43.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,566 - $52,786  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,035
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Job Description for Assistant Editor
Assistant editors - sometimes called editorial assistants - work in many media-related fields such as in book publishing, magazines, newspapers, radio programs, or websites. They work under the supervision of an editor in chief or senior editors, and they may maintain frequent contact with reporters, guest writers, and authors.
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Assistant Editor Tasks
  • Develop and write online content.
  • Work with the editorial team on projects and content creation.
  • Edit, proofread and fact check copy.
Popular Skills for Assistant Editor
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Washington
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Boston
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National Average
$36,000
Indianapolis
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Assistant Editor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Editor Salaries

Adobe InDesign
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Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 1%
National Average
$36,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 5%
Proofreading
up arrow 5%
Video Editing
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 235 votes.
Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%
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