The average pay for a Managing Editor is $57,778 per year.
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$37,105 - $96,469
(Median)
$37K
$58K
$96K
MEDIAN: $57,777
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50%
90%

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$11.23 - $49.89
(Median)
$11
$21
$50
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$37,105 - $96,469  
   
Bonus
$997 - $12,386  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$36,247 - $99,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 675
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $49.89  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$997 - $12,386  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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).
)
$36,247 - $99,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Managing Editor

Managing editors work primarily in the publication field and are responsible for overseeing publishing from start to finish. This position may require at least seven years of experience and a bachelor's degree in English, writing, or journalism, and these directors are also responsible for overseeing a collective group of writers (professional, freelance, or both) for specific publications such as magazines or newspapers.

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Managing Editor Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Managing Editor

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,400

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Experience Affects Managing Editor Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Managing Editor Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 9%

Wordpress
up arrow 6%


National Average
$57,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%




writing
up arrow 8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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