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Web Content Editor Salary

An average Web Content Editor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $45K per year. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Web Content Editors spread between $28K and $73K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Web Content Editors (67 percent) survey participants are women. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,985 - $70,566
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,298
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$11.35 - $34.92
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$11
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,985 - $70,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,889  
Profit Sharing
$247.75 - $9,274  
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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$28,289 - $72,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $34.92  
   
Overtime
$15.17 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$247.75 - $9,274  
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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$28,289 - $72,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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 Web Content Editors do not often become Web Producers, the job pays $53K per year on average. 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 $8K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Editor


Web Content Editors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Technical Writing, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cascading Style Sheets, Search Engine Optimization, and Web Marketing. 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.


Web Content Editors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. On average, Web Content Editors make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Web Content Editors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Content Editors, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Web Content Editors will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+26 percent), Washington (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Chicago (+17 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
up arrow 61%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%




Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

HTML
0%

National Average
$43,000

Proofreading
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Web Marketing
up arrow 5%


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%