Executive Editor Salary

Executive Editors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly three in four of Executive Editors. Salaries average out to around $85K annually and spread from $54K to $152K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Executive Editors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Female Executive Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,244 - $148,371
$49K
$83K
$150K
MEDIAN: $82,817
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50%
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Salary $49,244 - $148,371
Bonus $1,332 - $24,747
Profit Sharing $11,500
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$49,525 - $149,417
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96

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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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Editing, Project Management, and writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing writing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Editing are similarly competent in writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

Pay by Experience for an Executive Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Executive Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 56 salaries. An Executive Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,145

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Executive Editors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Executive Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent) and Boston (+17 percent).

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Key Stats for Executive Editor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

People Management
▲16%

▲4%


National Average
$83,000

writing
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%
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