The average pay for a Managing Editor is $57,702 per year. A skill in Marketing Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
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$37,121 - $96,026
$37K
$58K
$96K
MEDIAN: $57,702
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$12.00 - $49.43
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$49
MEDIAN: $20.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,121 - $96,026  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $13,702  
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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$36,212 - $98,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 674
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$900$1K$2K
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $49.43  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1M$3M$5M
Bonus
$1,005 - $13,702  
   
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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$36,212 - $98,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

  • 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.

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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: $57,285

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Key Stats for Managing Editor

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Managing Editor Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Managing Editor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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