Executive Editor Salary

Executive Editors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than four-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $87K per year on average but can range from $56K to $150K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Executive Editors (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Editors. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$56,656 - $150,130
(Median)
$57K
$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,381
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$55,795 - $150,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Executive Editor

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

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Executive Editors who took the survey. Those who have experience with People Management, Editing, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management and Editing. Editing and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Executive Editors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $95K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $96K on average.

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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$90,000

Editing
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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