Web Content Editor Salary

Web Content Editors in the United States take home approximately $46K annually on average. In the world of Web Content Editors, overall income ranges from $29K near the bottom to $72K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Web Content Editors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. There are more female Web Content Editors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,402 - $71,380
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,231
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$11.62 - $31.92
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$12
$17
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,402 - $71,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,055  
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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$29,162 - $72,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 533
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $31.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$15.26 - $47.54  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,055  
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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$29,162 - $72,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Web Content Editor


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While not commonly seen, Web Content Editors who transition into a Senior Editor position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Editors is $62K per year. Career advancement for the typical Web Content Editor often leads to becoming a Managing Editor or a Web Content Manager; median salaries in these positions are $7K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Editor


Survey results imply that Web Content Editors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Technical Writing, Social Media Marketing, and Web Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Copywriting, Web Marketing, and Proofreading. For most people, competency in Editing indicates knowledge of Copywriting and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Editor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Web Content Editors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. Web Content Editors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,080

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

Home to some of the best pay for Web Content Editors, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Web Content Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+22 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in San Diego and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries




Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
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HTML
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Editing
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National Average
$44,000

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

Web Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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