Executive Editor Salary

Executive Editors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over four-fifths of Executive Editors. Pay fluctuates from $56K to $152K per year, but expected earnings average $86K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Executive Editors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$57,879 - $151,016
MEDIAN: $86,159

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$57,879 - $151,016  
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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

  • 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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Executive Editors note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Project Management, and Editing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Employees educated in Editing are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

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

Executive Editors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $66K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $77K on average. Executive Editors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. Executive Editors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

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Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


62 %
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

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