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Newspaper Editor Salary (United States)

A Newspaper Editor earns an average salary of $38,774 per year. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.
Newspaper Editor Salary (?
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$24,589 - $71,393
(Median)
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71K
MEDIAN: $38,774
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Newspaper Editor Salary (?
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$9.88 - $28.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,589 - $71,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$23,646 - $69,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $28.65  
   
Overtime
$13.57 - $43.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
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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$23,646 - $69,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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

Experienced
up arrow 27%
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 6%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

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: 73% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 26%