The average salary for a Publications Editor is $45,471 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$35,920 - $69,531
$36K
$45K
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MEDIAN: $45,470
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$10.07 - $45.96
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$46
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,920 - $69,531  
   
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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$30,911 - $85,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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$30,911 - $85,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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

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Key Stats for Publications Editor

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Publications Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Publications Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
0%

National Average
$45,000

up arrow 3%

writing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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