Executive Editors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to three-fourths of Executive Editors. Salaries average out to around $82K per year and spread from $54K to $149K 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 fair number earn dental coverage. Most Executive Editors survey respondents are women (76 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Editors.

$50,965 - $148,003
$51K
$82K
$150K
MEDIAN: $82,275
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50%
90%

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$50,965 - $148,003  
   
Bonus
$1,949 - $24,775  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$54,022 - $148,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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


Executive Editors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Editing, Project Management, and writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Writing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Editing also know writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $72K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Executive Editors make a median salary of $90K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $95K on average.

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Key Stats for Executive Editor

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 14%

Editing
0%

National Average
$85,000


writing
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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