Editorial Assistant Salary (United States)

An Editorial Assistant earns an average salary of $31,658 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. 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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$24,938 - $40,796
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41K
MEDIAN: $31,658
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Editorial Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.84 - $20.44
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,938 - $40,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,850  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $16,768  
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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$22,793 - $41,667  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$14.88 - $31.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $16,768  
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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$22,793 - $41,667  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
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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

San Francisco
up arrow 26%
Washington
up arrow 19%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
Philadelphia
0%
National Average
$31,000
Boston
up arrow 1%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
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Experience Affects Editorial Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%
National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Editorial Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 6%
writing
up arrow 4%
Proofreading
up arrow 3%
Organizing
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$31,000
Administration
up arrow 1%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Technical Writing
up arrow 4%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
4%
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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