Web Content Editor Salary

Web Content Editors in the United States can expect wages of $46K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Web Content Editors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Content Editors. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,531 - $70,803
$34K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,774
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$11.96 - $30.05
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$30
MEDIAN: $18.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,531 - $70,803  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,188  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Commission
$800  
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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$30,456 - $69,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $30.05  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $41.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,188  
   
Commission
$800  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$30,456 - $69,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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Job Description for Web Content Editor

Web content editors use their web publishing and writing skills to further their company's reputation and goals. They must be able to navigate and use the web publishing tools used by the company, which can range from a blog to a Wikipedia page to a full website. Additionally, they must be able to create original content that meets company standards for quality, consistency, and formatting. The web content editor is often expected to maintain and present data to supervisors and staff related to the number of users, page views, and other metrics. Administration and maintenance of the company's social media presence may also be required of the web content editor, and familiarity with different social media platforms may be expected for this position. This position takes place mainly in an office during regular business editors. Generally, the web content editor works with other writers in their company, as well as (potentially) freelance writers.

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Web Content Editor Tasks

  • Edit and manage the communication content of websites, including marketing.
  • Work with marketing to ensure content supports corporate goals.
  • Promote content standards and consistency across the website.

Common Career Paths for Web Content Editor


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Though it's uncommon, some Web Content Editors move into roles as Senior Editors, where pay is an average $62K per year. Managing Editors or Web Content Managers are common next-step roles for Web Content Editors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Managing Editors is $7K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Web Content Managers.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Editor


Web Content Editors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Marketing Communications, Web Content Management, Project Management, and Search Engine Optimization are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Wordpress, Technical Writing, and Web Marketing. Most people skilled in Editing are similarly competent in Copywriting and HTML. Those familiar with Web Content Management tend to be well versed in HTML and Copywriting.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Editor

Pay by Experience for a Web Content Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Content Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 300 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Content Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Web Content Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 63 salaries. A Web Content Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,575

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Web Content Editors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Web Content Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), and New York (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Los Angeles (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Web Content Editor

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries

▲38%

▲23%

▲17%

National Average
$45,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 28%
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