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Entry-Level Editor Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Editor earns an average salary of $40,619 per year. A skill in writing is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Editor Salary (?
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$28,109 - $59,377
(Median)
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49K
59K
MEDIAN: $40,619
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Entry-Level Editor Salary (?
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$10.11 - $26.57
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,109 - $59,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $5,000  
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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$25,087 - $59,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 734
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $26.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $5,000  
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).
)
$25,087 - $59,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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Portland
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Seattle
up arrow 8%
Boston
up arrow 6%
Philadelphia
0%
Denver
0%
National Average
$40,000
San Diego
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Dallas
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Baltimore
up arrow 12%
Houston
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Austin
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Editor Salaries

writing
up arrow 22%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Social Media Marketing
0%
National Average
$40,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
People Management
up arrow 1%
Editing
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 2%
Web Content Management
up arrow 3%
Video Editing
up arrow 9%
Graphic Design
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 28%