Executive Editor Salary

The majority of Executive Editors in the United States — about three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $53K to $152K per year, and the median is $84K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Executive Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent.

$50,493 - $149,957
$50K
$84K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,770
10%
50%
90%

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$26.32 - $29.28
$27
MEDIAN: $27.43
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$0$151K
Salary $50,493 - $149,957
Bonus $1,930 - $25,111
Profit Sharing $11,500
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).
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$53,039 - $151,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $27.43
Overtime $39.00
Annual Data $0$151K
Bonus $1,930 - $25,111
Profit Sharing $11,500
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).
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$53,039 - $151,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Executive Editor

Executive editors are generally responsible for writing articles and assisting employees with the publication of articles. When assisting others, executive editors typically assist in the editing of punctuation, style, grammar, and spelling, as well as avoiding plagiarism of any kind. They generally check for plagiarism using computer programs, as well as analyze and evaluate articles for originality.

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Executive Editor Tasks

  • Lead writing and marketing teams, ensuring brand standards are met or exceeded.
  • Identify new content streams and market them to specific sub-groups.
  • Write and edit content, mentoring writers.
  • Integrate content and delivery across platforms to improve readers' experience.

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Popular Skills for Executive Editor


Survey takers who work as Executive Editors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Editing, Project Management, and writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing writing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in Editing indicates knowledge of writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

Pay by Experience for an Executive Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Executive Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 56 salaries. An Executive Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,117

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

For Executive Editors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Executive Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent) and Boston (+18 percent).

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Key Stats for Executive Editor

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

People Management
▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$85,000


writing
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%
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