Newspaper Editor Salary

Just below two-thirds of Newspaper Editors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $24K to $78K per year, and the average comes out to $39K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. One in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Newspaper Editors is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,148 - $82,447
$27K
$39K
$82K
MEDIAN: $38,820
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$9.82 - $25.07
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$13
$25
MEDIAN: $13.39
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$0$82K
Salary $27,148 - $82,447
Bonus $1,000
Total Pay (?
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$24,035 - $77,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 81
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.82 - $25.07
Overtime $22.15
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $1,000
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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$24,035 - $77,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Newspaper Editor

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

Common Career Paths for Newspaper Editor


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Newspaper Editors often transition into Magazine Editor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Magazine Editors earn $47K per year.

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Popular Skills for Newspaper Editor


Newspaper Editors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Editing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and QuarkXPress are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop. Those familiar with Adobe InDesign also tend to know Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Newspaper Editor

Pay by Experience for a Newspaper Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Newspaper Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Newspaper Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Newspaper Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 40 salaries. A Newspaper Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 42 salaries.

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Key Stats for Newspaper Editor

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Newspaper Editor Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

National Average
$36,000

▼12%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Newspaper Editor Salaries

National Average
$36,000

▼2%



QuarkXPress
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 32%
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