A Production Editor earns an average salary of $41,438 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Production Editor Total Pay (?
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$32,660 - $54,449
(Median)
33K
41K
49K
54K
MEDIAN: $41,437
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Production Editor Total Pay (?
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$11.92 - $29.98
(Median)
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19
30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,660 - $54,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
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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$32,142 - $55,105  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $29.98  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $31.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
   
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).
)
$32,142 - $55,105  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Production 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.
Read more about: Editors , Broadcast Technicians
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Pay by Experience Level for Production Editor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Production Editor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Production Editor Salaries

Editing
up arrow 2%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Proofreading
up arrow 3%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 47 votes.
Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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