Managing Editor Salary

Earnings for Managing Editors in the United States come in at around $55K per year on average. In the world of Managing Editors, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $91K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Female Managing Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,984 - $90,434

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$12.06 - $36.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,984 - $90,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,688  
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,522 - $90,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,098
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $36.42  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $52.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,688  
   
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,522 - $90,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Job Description for Managing Editor

  • Manage creation of all editorial content.
  • Manage beat editors, copy editors and multimedia editors.
  • Initiate and approve story assignments.
  • Work with the executive editor on all aspects of producing the company’s print and digital products.

Common Career Paths for Managing Editor


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For Managing Editors, progressing to an Editorial Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Editorial Director can earn $87K annually. A Magazine Editor role is the most prevalent career advancement for Managing Editors. Paychecks for that role are $47K on average. The Magazine Editor in Chief position is another common transition for Managing Editors; in this role, salaries are typically at the $62K mark.

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Popular Skills for Managing Editor


Managing Editors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Proofreading, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop, Web Content Management, and Adobe InDesign. Most people who know Editing also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Editor

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


Managing Editors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. For Managing Editors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Managing Editors in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Managing Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). In Raleigh, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Cleveland (14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Managing Editor Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Managing Editor Salaries


Project Management
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Proofreading
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Editing
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HTML
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$54,000

Microsoft Office
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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