The average pay for an Entry-Level Sr. Editor is $56,111 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,517 - $81,984
$39K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,111
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$15.77 - $29.48
$24
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,517 - $81,984  
   
Bonus
$981 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,817 - $85,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$23.97  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$981 - $9,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,817 - $85,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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National Average: $57,100

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Sr. Editor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sr. Editor in Tallahassee:
"Keep up with new media."
The newspaper and assorted mass media are changing as rapidly as the technology that supports it. Be sure to keep up with those changes and maintain a network of friends and associates in the business. The days of the umbrella structure of newspapers that include and incubate talent are coming to an end. In many ways life in the mass media has become much less tolerant of people who don't produce. So be one who does.

Key Stats for Sr. Editor

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
34%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Sr. Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 23%

Copywriting
0%

National Average
$57,000

Proofreading
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Web Content Management
up arrow 3%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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