Web Content Editor Salary

Median pay for Web Content Editors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Web Content Editors report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. There are more female Web Content Editors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 69 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,877 - $71,684
$34K
$46K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,147
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$11.91 - $29.33
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MEDIAN: $18.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,877 - $71,684  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $6,205  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Commission
$650  
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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$30,287 - $70,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $29.33  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $44.24  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$481.77 - $6,205  
   
Commission
$650  
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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$30,287 - $70,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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 it's uncommon, some Web Content Editors move into roles as Senior Editors, where pay is an average $62K per year. Web Content Editors typically move into roles as Managing Editors or Web Content Managers, and those positions pay $7K more and $5K more, 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 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Wordpress, Technical Writing, and Web Marketing. It is often found that people who know Web Content Management are also skilled 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,728

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

For Web Content Editors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Web Content Editors will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+17 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. San Diego and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 6 percent less than the median.

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Key Stats for Web Content Editor

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries

▲37%

▲23%

▲17%

National Average
$45,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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