Newspaper Editor Salary (United States)

A Newspaper Editor earns an average salary of $39,204 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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$24,956 - $71,898
(Median)
25K
31K
39K
51K
72K
MEDIAN: $39,203
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Newspaper Editor Total Pay (?
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$9.87 - $28.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,956 - $71,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$23,938 - $69,327  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $28.55  
   
Overtime
$13.57 - $43.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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).
)
$23,938 - $69,327  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Newspaper Editor

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Experience Affects Newspaper Editor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Newspaper Editor Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 12%
National Average
$37,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 7%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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