Entry-Level Editorial Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Editorial Assistants ; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Female Entry-Level Editorial Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. For the most part, Entry-Level Editorial Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$27,829 - $43,705
$28K
$35K
$44K
MEDIAN: $34,634
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$10.42 - $20.17
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MEDIAN: $15.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,829 - $43,705  
   
Bonus
$500 - $2,056  
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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$24,933 - $43,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $20.17  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $30.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$500 - $2,056  
   
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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$24,933 - $43,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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For Entry-Level Editorial Assistants, comfortable salaries can be found at Sage Publications Ltd; in fact, median earnings sit around $35K, the highest in the area.

With a median salary of only $30K, Oxford University Press pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $20K to $35K isn't that wide, either.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,951

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

For Entry-Level Editorial Assistants, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Editorial Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+7 percent), Philadelphia (+7 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and San Francisco (+6 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Editorial Assistant

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 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
▲8%

Technical Writing
▲5%

Microsoft Office
▲3%

Social Media Marketing
▲2%

▲1%

▲1%

Copywriting
▲1%

Office Administration
▼0%

National Average
$34,000


writing
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 22%