An Editorial Assistant earns an average salary of $31,243 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Editorial Assistant Total Pay (?
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$24,816 - $40,605
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MEDIAN: $31,242
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Editorial Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.74 - $20.40
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,816 - $40,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $1,589  
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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$22,864 - $41,441  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 791
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $20.40  
   
Overtime
$14.76 - $32.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
   
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $1,589  
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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$22,864 - $41,441  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 791
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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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Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$31,000
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Baltimore
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Experience Affects Editorial Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Editorial Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 9%
Organizing
up arrow 4%
Editing
up arrow 2%
Proofreading
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
writing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$31,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 184 votes.
Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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