An Associate Editor earns an average salary of $41,108 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Associate Editor Total Pay (?
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$29,329 - $60,062
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60K
MEDIAN: $41,108
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Associate Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $34.25
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,329 - $60,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
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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$29,201 - $60,684  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$29.48 - $40.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
   
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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$29,201 - $60,684  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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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National Average
$41,000
Chicago
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Experience Affects Associate Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Associate Editor Salaries

Web Content Management
up arrow 2%
Project Management
0%
National Average
$41,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
writing
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
up arrow 4%
Social Media Optimization
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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