Entry-Level Editorial Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Editorial Assistants are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $34K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Some workers in this field — just over one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Editorial Assistants making up 78 percent. Most Entry-Level Editorial Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,630 - $43,350
$28K
$34K
$43K
MEDIAN: $34,324
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$10.39 - $20.08
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MEDIAN: $15.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,630 - $43,350  
   
Bonus
$503 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$1,550  
Total Pay (?
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$24,880 - $43,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $20.08  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $30.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$503 - $2,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,550  
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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$24,880 - $43,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Entry-Level Editorial Assistants flock to Sage Publications Ltd for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $35K lead the pack in compensation.

Oxford University Press reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $30K) but some workers make up to $35K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,565

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Entry-Level Editorial Assistants in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Editorial Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+9 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and San Francisco (+7 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Editorial Assistant

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
5%
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Skills That Affect Editorial Assistant Salaries

Project Management
▲10%

Technical Writing
▲6%

Microsoft Office
▲5%

Social Media Marketing
▲3%

▲2%

▲2%

Copywriting
▲2%

Office Administration
▲1%

National Average
$34,000


writing
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 23%
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