What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Mid-Career Sr. Editor Salary

For Mid-Career Senior Editors, yearly average wages total $59K annually. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Senior Editors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Mid-Career Senior Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,458 - $82,858
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,692
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.30 - $40.72
(Median)
$10
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,458 - $82,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$560 - $2,948  
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).
)
$40,017 - $85,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $40.72  
   
Overtime
$12.55 - $28.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$560 - $2,948  
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).
)
$40,017 - $85,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Sr. Editor Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Senior Editors, 18 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Senior Editors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+14 percent) and San Francisco (+6 percent). Mid-Career Senior Editors in Los Angeles earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

United States (change)

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Sr. Editor Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Copywriting
up arrow 8%

Web Content Management
up arrow 9%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 9%

writing
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
ADVERTISEMENT