Earnings for Mid-Career Senior Editors come in at around $61K per year on average. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. There are more female Mid-Career Senior Editors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,839 - $89,797
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$90K
MEDIAN: $61,329
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,839 - $89,797  
   
Bonus
$805 - $10,161  
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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$41,428 - $93,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$33.74  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$805 - $10,161  
   
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).
)
$41,428 - $93,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,267

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Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Mid-Career Senior Editors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Senior Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent) and Washington (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Sr. Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 24%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 4%

Proofreading
up arrow 7%

Copywriting
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 11%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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