Editor Salary (United States)

An Editor earns an average salary of $46,523 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are writing and People Management.
Editor Total Pay (?
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$30,259 - $74,244
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MEDIAN: $46,522
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Editor Total Pay (?
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$10.31 - $40.09
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,259 - $74,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,563  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,128  
Commission
$7,250 - $23,000  
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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$28,420 - $77,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,879
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $40.09  
   
Overtime
$4.57 - $45.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,563  
   
Commission
$7,250 - $23,000  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,128  
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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$28,420 - $77,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,879
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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

writing
up arrow 30%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 8%
Technical Writing
up arrow 4%
Editing
0%
National Average
$46,000
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%
Web Content Management
up arrow 2%
Proofreading
up arrow 4%
Social Media Optimization
up arrow 7%
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 11%
Blogging
up arrow 18%
Job Satisfaction
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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
20%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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