Editor in Chief Salary (United States)

An Editor in Chief earns an average salary of $69,734 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Web Content Management, People Management, and Project Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Editor in Chief Total Pay (?
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$40,402 - $134,376
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MEDIAN: $69,734
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Editor in Chief Total Pay (?
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$8.07 - $59.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,402 - $134,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,449  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,990  
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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$39,854 - $138,914  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $59.60  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,449  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,990  
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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$39,854 - $138,914  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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Job Description for Editor in Chief
Though the publishing industry has expanded beyond printed publications, one thing that has not changed is that the final say on published words and images typically belongs to the editor in chief. The editor in chief typically supervises the editorial staff, who organize and refine the work produced by writers, graphic designers, web designers, and other content creators. The editors assemble all of the content into a proposed final format, and the editor in chief examines their submission to ensure that the content is accurate, original, visually stimulating, readable, and engaging. The editor in chief may also contribute content, and they regularly consult with editors throughout the editorial process. They are also responsible for addressing complaints raised by readers and issuing corrections. Editors in chief typically work full time in an office setting. Work hours may be inconsistent and long, especially when deadlines are near.
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Editor in Chief Tasks
  • Edit content.
  • Manage staff and department budget.
  • Set and decide editorial policy and article placement.
  • Represent the publication.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Editor in Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
National Average
$70,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Editor in Chief Salaries

Web Content Management
up arrow 25%
People Management
up arrow 22%
Project Management
up arrow 18%
Editing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$70,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%
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