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Newspaper Editor Salary

Those pursuing careers as Newspaper Editors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $39K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Newspaper Editors (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,748 - $71,291
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$71K
MEDIAN: $38,908
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$9.79 - $28.00
(Median)
$9
$14
$28
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,748 - $71,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,300  
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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$23,892 - $69,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $28.00  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $36.21  
National Annualized 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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,300  
   
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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$23,892 - $69,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Newspaper Editor

  • Ensure adherence to a style guide, correct formatting and consistent use of language within a document.
  • Review, rewrite and edit the work of writers.
  • Develop story or content ideas.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.

Common Career Paths for Newspaper Editor


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Newspaper Editors often transition into upper level Magazine Editor positions, where pay tends to be much higher. On average, Magazine Editors earn $47K per year.

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Popular Skills for Newspaper Editor


Newspaper Editors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in QuarkXPress, Editing, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. For most people, competency in Adobe InDesign indicates knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Newspaper Editor

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


Newspaper Editors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $34K on average. Newspaper Editors bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $51K.

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Experience Affects Newspaper Editor Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 28%

National Average
$37,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Newspaper Editor Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 9%

Editing
0%

National Average
$37,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 27%