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Editor in Chief Salary (United States)

An Editor in Chief earns an average salary of $70,220 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Editor in Chief Salary (?
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$40,272 - $137,830
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MEDIAN: $70,220
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National Salary Data

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$40,272 - $137,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,125  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,004  
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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$40,282 - $139,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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 by Experience Level for Editor in Chief

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$71,000
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Experience Affects Editor in Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$71,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Editor in Chief Salaries

People Management
up arrow 37%
Editing
up arrow 3%
National Average
$71,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
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
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%