Managing Editor Salary

Managing Editors in the United States can expect wages of $56K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Managing Editors spread between $34K and $93K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Managing Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Managing Editors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,205 - $91,821
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$35K
$56K
$92K
MEDIAN: $55,884
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$12.06 - $39.88
(Median)
$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,205 - $91,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,793  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $5,537  
Commission
$1,965  
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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$34,058 - $92,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $39.88  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $56.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,793  
   
Commission
$1,965  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $5,537  
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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$34,058 - $92,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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While difficult to come across, Managing Editors do sometimes move on to become Editorial Directors. The average salary for Editorial Directors is $87K annually. The most common promotion for Managing Editors is a Magazine Editor position, which usually brings in $47K a year. Another standard transition for Managing Editors seeking advancement is to assume an Editor in Chief role, where pay is often $71K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Editor


Managing Editors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Marketing Communications, Wordpress, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 17 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and writing. Those educated in Editing tend to be well versed in 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $57K. Managing Editors see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Managing Editors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,655

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

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Managing Editors in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Managing Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Raleigh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Employers in Cleveland and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Managing Editor Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Managing Editor Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 31%

Wordpress
up arrow 17%


Project Management
up arrow 1%

Editing
0%

Social Media Marketing
0%

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%





writing
up arrow 12%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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