Executive Editors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $82K annually, but may range from $55K to $150K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Executive Editors survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$52,515 - $149,095
MEDIAN: $82,337

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$52,515 - $149,095  
$1,957 - $25,168  
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$55,245 - $150,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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.


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

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Executive Editors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Editing, and writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Writing and Editing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Editing indicates knowledge of writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor

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

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $74K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $60K. Executive Editors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. Executive Editors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $99K.

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Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


73 %
27 %

Years of Experience

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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%