Executive Editor Salary

More than four-fifths of Executive Editors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $56K to $152K per year, and the average comes out to $86K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Executive Editors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Executive Editors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$57,879 - $151,016
(Median)
$58K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $86,159
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$57,879 - $151,016  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$2,625  
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$56,442 - $152,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

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


Executive Editors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $66K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $77K. On average, Executive Editors make $93K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $99K.

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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$88,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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