Assistant Editor Salary

The average pay for an Assistant Editor is $35,731 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Adobe After Effects. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$27,550 - $50,077
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,730
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$10.17 - $26.86
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$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,550 - $50,077  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,056  
Profit Sharing
$688 - $1,028  
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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$26,361 - $52,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 672
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$688 - $1,028  
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).
)
$26,361 - $52,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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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Assistant Editor Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Editor?

Assistant Editor in Rochester:
"Shoot and edit video and audio productions."
Pros: Working with video editing software, tight-knit community, friendly co-workers, using critical thinking and creativity daily.
Cons: The poor pay rate. That is the only thing I dislike.

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 35%



National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Editor Salaries

Avid Media Composer
up arrow 36%


Adobe After Effects
up arrow 10%

avid
up arrow 7%

Video Editing
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$36,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Web Content Management
up arrow 5%

Social Media Optimization
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 22%
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