Newspaper Editor Salary (United States)

A Newspaper Editor earns an average salary of $38,357 per year. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Newspaper Editor Total Pay (?
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$25,056 - $74,010
(Median)
25K
38K
51K
74K
MEDIAN: $38,357
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Newspaper Editor Total Pay (?
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$9.60 - $28.04
(Median)
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28
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,056 - $74,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$23,691 - $70,373  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $28.04  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $43.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
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).
)
$23,691 - $70,373  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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.
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Experience Affects Newspaper Editor Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Newspaper Editor Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 15%
Editing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$36,000
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 105 votes.
Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 26%
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