Web Content Editor Salary

The average Web Content Editor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Web Content Editors survey respondents are women (72 percent). While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Web Content Editors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,002 - $70,934
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$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,806
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$11.82 - $31.97
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MEDIAN: $19.75
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$0$71K
Salary $33,002 - $70,934
Bonus $306.39 - $6,273
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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$30,636 - $71,530
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 292
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $11.82 - $31.97
Overtime $20.11 - $46.96
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $306.39 - $6,273
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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$30,636 - $71,530
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117

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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 not the most common occurrence, Web Content Editors sometimes become Senior Editors, where the average income is $62K per year. Web Content Editors most often move into positions as Managing Editors or Web Content Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $7K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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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 5 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Wordpress, Technical Writing, and Web Marketing. Those proficient in Web Content Management are, more often than not, also skilled in HTML and Copywriting. The majority of those who know Editing also know Copywriting and HTML.

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: $45,191

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Content Editors, 38 percent higher than the national average. Web Content Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+16 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Los Angeles (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for Web Content Editor

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries

▲36%

▲21%

▲15%

National Average
$45,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 29%
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