Entry-Level Editorial Assistants aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $34K per year. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$27,640 - $43,443
(Median)
$28K
$34K
$43K
MEDIAN: $34,387
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90%

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$10.21 - $20.42
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,640 - $43,443  
   
Bonus
$507 - $2,732  
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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$24,858 - $44,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $20.42  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $30.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$507 - $2,732  
   
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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$24,858 - $44,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Entry-Level Editorial Assistants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Sage Publications Ltd, where the average salary comes to $34K.

For Entry-Level Editorial Assistants, below-average salaries can be found at Oxford University Press; in fact, average earnings are around $30K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $35K) is great.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,809

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Editorial Assistants, 19 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Editorial Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and San Francisco (+4 percent). Philadelphia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Skills That Affect Editorial Assistant Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 9%

writing
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Proofreading
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Editing
0%

Office Administration
0%

Copywriting
0%

National Average
$34,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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