Publications Editor Salary

The average salary for a Publications Editor is $45,668 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,403 - $84,430
$35K
$46K
$84K
MEDIAN: $45,668
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$10.07 - $45.96
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$17
$46
MEDIAN: $16.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,403 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
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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$30,928 - $89,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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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$30,928 - $89,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Publications Editor

A publications editor is responsible for overseeing the style and content of what are typically hard-copy, physically-distributed journals and periodicals. Typically, such publications have a masthead or mission statement which sets the aim and purpose of the periodical or journal, and the editor helps adjust assignments, submissions, and layouts to ensure that finished products adhere closely to the unified style and aims of the publication.

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Publications Editor Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Publications Editor

Pay by Experience for a Publications Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Publications Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Publications Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Publications Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 15 salaries. A Publications Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Publications Editor

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Publications Editor Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼5%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Skills That Affect Publications Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
▲13%

Proofreading
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼3%

writing
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 20%