Web Content Editor Salary

Average Web Content Editors in the United States make around $46K per year. Total cash earnings of Web Content Editors range from $29K on the low end to $72K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $9K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Web Content Editors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Web Content Editors (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,519 - $70,952

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$11.60 - $34.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,519 - $70,952  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,847  
Profit Sharing
$245.97 - $8,808  
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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$28,646 - $72,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $34.10  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $49.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,847  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.97 - $8,808  
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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$28,646 - $72,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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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Web Content Editors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Editor. The latter position pays an average of $61K annually. Typical career progression for a Web Content Editor involves becoming a Managing Editor or a Web Content Manager, roles that pay $8K more and $6K more on average.

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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 Technical Writing, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cascading Style Sheets and Copywriting. It is often found that people who know Editing are also skilled in Copywriting and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Editor

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


Web Content Editors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Web Content Editors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Web Content Editors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Content Editors, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Web Content Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Web Content Editors in St. Louis make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
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Editing
up arrow 2%

HTML
0%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$43,000

Web Marketing
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%
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