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Production Editor Salary

A Production Editor earns an average salary of $43,299 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$32,226 - $56,650
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $43,298
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90%

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$10.11 - $29.56
(Median)
$10
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,226 - $56,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$31,103 - $56,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $29.56  
   
Overtime
$17.30 - $31.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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).
)
$31,103 - $56,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Production Editor

Production editors play a key role in the creation of written content for books, magazines, newspapers, or online media. These editors generally oversee work from content-creators through a variety of editing and creation stages from development to final publication, and may also be responsible for bringing together a variety of participants, from writers and copy editors to layout designers and even employees from art/creative departments. For online content-providers, they may also engage in the final input and coding of pieces before posting.

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Production Editor Tasks

  • 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 Production Editor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Production Editor Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Production Editor Salaries


Proofreading
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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