The average salary for a Publications Editor is $45,137 per year. A skill in writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,487 - $67,871
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MEDIAN: $45,137
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$10.14 - $45.30
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,487 - $67,871  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
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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$31,145 - $70,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$31,145 - $70,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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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Experience Affects Publications Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Publications Editor Salaries

writing
up arrow 28%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Proofreading
0%

National Average
$45,000

Editing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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