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 $56K to $150K per year and averages out to $87K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Executive Editors is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. More than half of Executive Editors (63 percent) survey participants are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,656 - $150,130
(Median)
$57K
$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,381
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$55,795 - $150,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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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Survey takers who work as Executive Editors usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Editing, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management and Editing. Many workers who know Editing also know Project Management.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $80K. Executive Editors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $95K. 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 $96K on average.

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Experience Affects Executive Editor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Executive Editor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$90,000

Editing
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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