Publications Editor Salary

The average salary for a Publications Editor is $46,386 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Writing and writing.

$34,319 - $66,277
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,385
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$11.24 - $30.05
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$30
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,319 - $66,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$30,179 - $65,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $30.05  
   
Overtime
$26.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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).
)
$30,179 - $65,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

  • 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 Publications Editor

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Experience Affects Publications Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Publications Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 35%

writing
up arrow 25%

National Average
$46,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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