Assistant Editor Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Assistant Editor is $35,225 per year. A skill in avid is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Assistant Editor Total Pay (?
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$27,095 - $50,209
(Median)
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35K
41K
50K
MEDIAN: $35,225
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Assistant Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.07 - $25.71
(Median)
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26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,095 - $50,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,411  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $983  
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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$25,810 - $52,123  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 950
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $25.71  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $37.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,411  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $983  
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).
)
$25,810 - $52,123  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 950
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Editor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
up arrow 18%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Washington
up arrow 10%
Boston
0%
National Average
$35,000
Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Assistant Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Editor Salaries

avid
up arrow 28%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Blogging
up arrow 5%
Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 3%
Adobe After Effects
up arrow 1%
Editing
0%
Project Management
0%
National Average
$35,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Proofreading
up arrow 3%
Copywriting
up arrow 3%
Social Media Optimization
up arrow 5%
Video Editing
up arrow 6%
Web Content Management
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
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: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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