Editor, Magazine Salary

Average Magazine Editors in the United States make around $49K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Female Magazine Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,101 - $75,083
$30K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,902
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50%
90%

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$10.52 - $24.47
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.17
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,101 - $75,083  
   
Bonus
$800  
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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$28,618 - $73,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $24.47  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$800  
   
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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$28,618 - $73,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Editor, Magazine

A magazine editor helps ensure that issues of their publication meet certain predetermined standards for content, design, and other areas. The magazine editor reads over articles and makes sure that they are engaging and free of grammatical, spelling, or factual errors. Ensuring that photographs are of quality and fit with the magazine image is also part of their job. The magazine editor may direct the designers, helping determine the layout and art of the magazine. Additionally, the editor must make sure that all material adheres to copyright and trademark laws.

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Editor, Magazine Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Editor, Magazine

Pay by Experience for an Editor, Magazine has a positive trend. An entry-level Editor, Magazine with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Editor, Magazine with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Editor, Magazine which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 18 salaries. An Editor, Magazine with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,498

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Magazine Editors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 10 percent above the national average.

Editor, Magazine Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Editor, Magazine?

Editor, Magazine in Falls Church:
"Foresight."
Find out as much as you can about how well your colleagues collaborate. I wish I had known two or three years ago that there would be no -- or very little -- opportunity here for me to work on other projects or collaborate with other departments. Such opportunities give a worker, no matter what his or her job title, to advance professionally and within the organization by developing other skills and obtaining a better understanding of the industry.

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Key Stats for Editor, Magazine

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Editor, Magazine Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Editor, Magazine Salaries

National Average
$45,000

▼1%

writing
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 17%
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