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Editorial Assistant Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Editorial Assistant is $32,083 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Editorial Assistant Salary (?
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$25,074 - $40,732
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,083
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Editorial Assistant Salary (?
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$9.86 - $20.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$25,074 - $40,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,652  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $1,548  
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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$22,914 - $41,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $20.56  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $34.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,652  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $1,548  
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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$22,914 - $41,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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.

Common Career Paths for Editorial Assistant

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Washington
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$32,000
Boston
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Los Angeles
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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
up arrow 1%
Proofreading
up arrow 1%
National Average
$32,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 2%
Administration
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Technical Writing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%