A Communications Editor earns an average salary of $54,589 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Marketing Communications and Technical Writing. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$35,479 - $71,772
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MEDIAN: $54,588
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,479 - $71,772  
   
Bonus
$2,502  
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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$35,319 - $72,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$21.71  
   
Overtime
$30.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,502  
   
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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$35,319 - $72,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Communications Editor

  • Ensure adherence to a style guide, correct formatting and consistent use of language within a document.
  • Review, rewrite and edit the work of writers.
  • Develop story or content ideas.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.

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Experience Affects Communications Editor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Communications Editor Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%

Editing
up arrow 6%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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