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Assistant Editor Salary

The average pay for an Assistant Editor is $35,467 per year. A skill in avid is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
$27,247 - $50,306
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,466
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$9.99 - $25.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,247 - $50,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,465  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,000  
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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$25,937 - $51,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 679
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $37.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,465  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,000  
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).
)
$25,937 - $51,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
United States (change)

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Editor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Assistant Editor Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Editor?
Assistant Editor in Lanham:
"Demanding But Rewarding."
Pros: There's something new to learn everyday. It challenges you to be involved and proactive about making the jump to acquire your own titles. The camaraderie among you fellow editorial folk is priceless, so while the occasional telecommuting option is nice you lose out on some of the workplace banter.
Cons: There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done; and in academic publishing, you can't fall behind because of course adoption cycles. Often times it leads to bringing work home, which is a huge problem.

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Experience Affects Assistant Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 18%


National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Editor Salaries

avid
up arrow 42%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 10%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 8%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Blogging
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Editing
0%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$36,000

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Social Media Optimization
up arrow 6%

Web Content Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%