Editor, Magazine Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Editor, Magazine is $45,216 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Editor, Magazine Total Pay (?
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$30,000 - $76,046
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MEDIAN: $45,215
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Editor, Magazine Total Pay (?
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$11.79 - $41.22
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,000 - $76,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
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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$29,449 - $77,735  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$10.17 - $33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
   
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).
)
$29,449 - $77,735  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Editor, Magazine

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

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Experience Affects Editor, Magazine Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 27%
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