Web Content Editor Salary
|Salary||$33,531 - $70,803|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $6,188|
|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).)
|$30,456 - $69,861|
|Hourly Rate||$11.96 - $30.05|
|Overtime||$17.62 - $41.73|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $6,188|
|Total Pay (||$30,456 - $69,861|
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.Read More...
A bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or a similar fields is generally required, as well as demonstrated experience, usually in the form of a portfolio. The ability to perform copy-editing tasks and use basic computer software is expected in this position. A candidate applying for this position should also be able to perform equally well in a team setting and independently. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are a must.
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
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.
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
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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