Editor, Magazine Salary

Magazine Editors in the United States pull down an average of $49K per year. Job satisfaction for Magazine Editors is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Magazine Editors making up 73 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,403 - $76,072
$31K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,956
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$10.44 - $24.66
$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,403 - $76,072  
   
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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$29,389 - $74,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $24.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$29,389 - $74,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

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


Magazine Editors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. During the first five years of their careers, Magazine Editors see a median income of $41K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. Magazine Editors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Magazine Editors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $65K.

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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
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Editor, Magazine Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Editor, Magazine Salaries

writing
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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