Editor in San Francisco Salary

The average Editor in San Francisco, Calif. can expect to rake in roughly $52K per year. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one in five claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Editors in San Francisco, Calif. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Editors in San Francisco making up 72 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,984 - $90,000
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$90K
MEDIAN: $51,813
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$14.62 - $49.66
(Median)
$15
$20
$50
MEDIAN: $19.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,984 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$31,462 - $93,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$31.63  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$31,462 - $93,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Pay by Experience Level for Editor

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


For many San Francisco Editors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $56K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. Editors in San Francisco who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $79K.

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Experience Affects Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 57%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Editor Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 47%

Web Content Management
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Editing
0%

National Average
$49,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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