The average Editor in San Francisco can expect to rake in roughly $56K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Editors in San Francisco who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Salary
$39,453 - $82,478  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
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$36,702 - $80,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Hourly Rate
$18.75  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,702 - $80,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
844,811
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Editor

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


Editors in San Francisco, Calif. with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $47K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $60K. San Francisco Editors see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $79K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Editor Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

Proofreading
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Social Media Optimization
up arrow 1%

Editing
0%

National Average
$55,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Content Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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