An Editor in Chief earns an average salary of $68,901 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Web Content Management and Project Management. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Editor in Chief Total Pay (?
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$38,744 - $136,122
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140K
MEDIAN: $68,900
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Editor in Chief Total Pay (?
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$8.75 - $80.00
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,744 - $136,122  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,819  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $38,783  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
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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$37,159 - $144,350  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $80.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,819  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $38,783  
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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$37,159 - $144,350  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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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
New York
up arrow 36%
Washington
up arrow 16%
Chicago
up arrow 13%
San Francisco
up arrow 4%
National Average
$69,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
Boston
up arrow 16%
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Experience Affects Editor in Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
National Average
$69,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Editor in Chief Salaries

Web Content Management
up arrow 26%
Project Management
up arrow 19%
up arrow 6%
People Management
up arrow 6%
National Average
$69,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 24%
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