An Editorial Writer earns an average salary of $57,133 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$30,767 - $89,942
(Median)
$31K
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$90K
MEDIAN: $57,132
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$19.00 - $40.29
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,767 - $89,942  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,410 - $88,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$21.63  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
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).
)
$30,410 - $88,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Job Description for Editorial Writer

Newspapers and other media outlets draw a strong dividing line between news writing - which is generally covered by the bulk of their staff - and editorial. An editorial writer is a writer who outwardly expresses opinions of current events in a wide range of areas, and they are generally expected to write opinionated but factually-based essays. Most successful editorial writers attempt to be provocative and write strongly; the essays they write are not only meant to persuade public opinion, but also to draw interest and attention.

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Editorial Writer Tasks

  • Write comments on topics of interest to stimulate or influence public opinion, following the views and policies of the publication.
  • Work with publication editors to edit and refine editorial copy.
  • Prepare articles on the editorial position of the publication.

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Experience Affects Editorial Writer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Entry-Level
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National Average
$56,000

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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