The average salary for an Editor is $46,083 per year.
Editor Total Pay (?
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$30,473 - $72,752
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46K
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MEDIAN: $46,083
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Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.16 - $39.47
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,473 - $72,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,914  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,646  
Commission
$5,087 - $12,774  
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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$28,058 - $76,501  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,831
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $39.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,914  
   
Commission
$5,087 - $12,774  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,646  
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).
)
$28,058 - $76,501  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,831
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Job Description for Editor
An editor is a person that writes and/or approves articles for publications, websites, training manuals, or anything that deals with the printed word. Editors can work at various places, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to colleges and universities, or magazines and editorials. Sometimes editors can work as freelancers, submitting their articles for publication to magazines. However, freelancers have to really be aggressive in finding editing opportunities, and must have the discipline to be patient and persistent in finding and excelling at their craft as jobs and/or gigs may seem far and in between at times.
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Editor Tasks
  • Review ideas, suggest improvements, verify facts and references and perform other accuracy tasks.
  • Oversee overall production aspects of the work in progress.
  • Proofread, rewrite and edit the work various kinds of authors and writers.
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Pay by Experience Level for Editor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Boston
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National Average
$46,000
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Experience Affects Editor Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Editor Salaries

Editing
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National Average
$46,000
Proofreading
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Web Content Management
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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