Managing Editor Salary

Managing Editors in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. In the world of Managing Editors, total cash compensation can vary between $33K and $90K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $9K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Managing Editors survey respondents are women (71 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,816 - $89,890
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$90K
MEDIAN: $54,614
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$12.16 - $36.24
(Median)
$12
$17
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,816 - $89,890  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,704  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $9,192  
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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$33,370 - $90,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,087
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $36.24  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $52.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,704  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $9,192  
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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$33,370 - $90,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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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Managing Editors who transition into an Editorial Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $87K per year. Managing Editors go on to become Magazine Editors more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $47K. Managing Editors who move into an Editor in Chief role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $71K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Editor


Managing Editors seem to wield many 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. Those familiar with Editing also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Editor

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


For many Managing Editors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Managing Editors make a median salary of $63K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $70K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Managing Editors, 31 percent higher than the national average. Managing Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), San Francisco (+26 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). Raleigh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Cleveland (13 percent lower and 4 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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HTML
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Editing
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National Average
$54,000

Social Media Marketing
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Microsoft Office
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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