Editor Salary (United States)

An Editor earns an average salary of $46,894 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are writing and People Management.
Editor Salary (?
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$30,452 - $75,396
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MEDIAN: $46,893
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Editor Salary (?
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$10.34 - $40.01
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,452 - $75,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,330  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,106  
Commission
$6,613 - $23,193  
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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$28,685 - $78,657  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $40.01  
   
Overtime
$4.80 - $45.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,330  
   
Commission
$6,613 - $23,193  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,106  
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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$28,685 - $78,657  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
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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 Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Editor Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Editor Salaries

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Social Media Marketing
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Technical Writing
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National Average
$46,000
Editing
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Web Content Management
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Proofreading
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Social Media Optimization
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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Blogging
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 433 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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