Associate Editor Salary (United States)

An Associate Editor earns an average salary of $41,684 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Associate Editor Total Pay (?
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$29,811 - $60,473
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MEDIAN: $41,683
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Associate Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.21 - $27.09
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,811 - $60,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,858  
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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$29,553 - $60,873  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $27.09  
   
Overtime
$24.97 - $41.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,858  
   
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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$29,553 - $60,873  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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Job Description for Associate Editor

Associate editors play a key supporting managerial role for web- and print-based media outlets. These professionals may work under an editor of a specific section or subject (such as “associate editor for technology”), or they may be the second-in-command to an overarching editor or editor in chief. A key part of the associate editor’s job is to ensure content fits their organization's style and standards. They often work with staff and/or freelance content producers (such as writers and videographers), editing their producers' work for style and content. These editors may ask the content producer to make specific changes to their work, make the changes themselves, or some combination of the two. After editing is complete, the associate editor sends the written work to the next step in the publications process; for example, they may post the completed work online, send it to a copy editor, or send it to the section editor. Additionally, the associate editor may be required to locate appropriate visuals, text, and/or video to accompany content.
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Associate Editor Tasks
  • Edit and approve written work prior to publication.
  • Develop and maintain publishing calendar, making adjustments, and sending reminders.
  • Coordinate with editors, writers, and other team members to meet deadlines.
  • Assign and oversee contract and freelance staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Editor

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Associate Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Associate Editor Salaries

Acquisitions
up arrow 4%
Project Management
0%
People Management
0%
National Average
$42,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
writing
up arrow 3%
Web Content Management
up arrow 4%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%
Social Media Optimization
up arrow 6%
Copywriting
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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