Web Content Editor Salary

Median pay for Web Content Editors in the United States is around $46K annually. Cash earnings for Web Content Editors — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $73K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Web Content Editors like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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. Female Web Content Editors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,357 - $71,318
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$30K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,711
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$11.58 - $34.47
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$12
$17
$34
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,357 - $71,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,956  
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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$28,679 - $73,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $34.47  
   
Overtime
$15.06 - $50.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,956  
   
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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$28,679 - $73,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Senior Editor, where median compensation is $62K annually. When Web Content Editors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Managing Editors or Web Content Managers. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $7K, 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 Technical Writing, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cascading Style Sheets, Copywriting, and Search Engine Optimization. Those familiar with Web Content Management tend to be well versed in HTML and Copywriting. Most people who know Editing also know Copywriting and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Editor

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Web Content Editors. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. For Web Content Editors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Content Editors, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Web Content Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+26 percent), Washington (+26 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Seattle (+21 percent). Web Content Editors in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average.

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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
up arrow 13%




Web Content Management
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 2%

HTML
0%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$43,000

Web Marketing
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
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: 23%
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