The average pay for an Assistant Editor is $37,436 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Media Management, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$28,235 - $52,311
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MEDIAN: $37,435
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,235 - $52,311  
   
Bonus
$401.34 - $5,045  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$26,870 - $56,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 442
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $28.80  
   
Overtime
$16.49 - $44.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$401.34 - $5,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$26,870 - $56,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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

  • Edit, proofread and fact check copy.
  • Work with the editorial team on projects and content creation.
  • Develop and write online content.

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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

National Average: $37,679

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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




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Editor Salaries

Media Management
up arrow 19%

Adobe Premiere
up arrow 13%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 10%

Video Editing
up arrow 4%

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%




Technical Writing
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Social Media Optimization
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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