Editorial Assistant Salary

An Editorial Assistant earns an average salary of $33,050 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
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$25,256 - $40,839
(Median)
$25K
$33K
$41K
MEDIAN: $33,049
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$9.91 - $21.40
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,256 - $40,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,967  
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $1,572  
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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$23,409 - $42,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $21.40  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $33.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $1,572  
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).
)
$23,409 - $42,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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Job Description for Editorial Assistant

A publication's editorial staff which is responsible for taking content from writers and presenting them in an interesting, readable format. Working under the supervision of a senior editor, an editorial assistant is a part of the editorial staff that takes on a range of tasks such as proofreading, copywriting, aiding in final design and layout, and maintaining correspondence with writers. In addition, the editorial assistant often executes basic office duties when required, such as answering phones and greeting visitors.

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Editorial Assistant Tasks

  • Track, analyze, and report on submissions, authors, and responses to pieces.
  • Assist with monitoring and editing content and communicating with writers.
  • Provide administrative assistance like filing, correspondence, maintaining calendars, and preparing materials.
  • Perform copy edits to enforce conformance with organizational standards and guidelines.

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What is it like working as an Editorial Assistant?

Editorial Assistant in Thousand Oaks:
"Learn quickly and move up."
Pros: When I get a great author who reminds me why I love my job. Working with authors that are passionate about what they do really make you care about your work and the books you're helping create. I'm helping create great books--that's all I ever wanted to do.
Cons: Managing personalities is a big part of my job and sometimes it's exhausting. It's hard to be at the bottom of the food chain without tons of power when your superiors miss deadlines or don't work well with others.

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Experience Affects Editorial Assistant Salaries



National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Editorial Assistant Salaries

writing
up arrow 8%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Editing
0%

Proofreading
0%

National Average
$32,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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