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Executive Editor Salary

With over four-fifths of Executive Editors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $55K to $156K per year and averages out to $87K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Editors. Female Executive Editors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance.

$56,342 - $154,063
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,459
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$55,406 - $155,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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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Typical Executive Editors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Editing, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. It is not unusual for someone who knows Editing to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $76K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $66K. On average, Executive Editors make $94K following one to two decades on the job. Executive Editors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $98K.

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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$90,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%