Publications Editor Salary

The average salary for a Publications Editor is $45,544 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Writing and writing.

$32,801 - $67,291
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,543
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$12.20 - $30.34
(Median)
$12
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,801 - $67,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,349  
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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$30,192 - $66,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$13.68 - $37.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,349  
   
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).
)
$30,192 - $66,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Publications Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 37%

writing
up arrow 28%

Editing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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