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Web Content Editor Salary

An average Web Content Editor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $45K annually. Total cash earnings of Web Content Editors range from $27K 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. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Web Content Editors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Most Web Content Editors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,639 - $70,595
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $44,780
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$11.20 - $34.22
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$34
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,639 - $70,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,800  
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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$27,106 - $72,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $34.22  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $50.62  
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 - $4,800  
   
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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$27,106 - $72,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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. A common career progression for a Web Content Editor is to become a Managing Editor or a Web Content Manager. Compared to Web Content Editors, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Editor


Web Content Editors seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Social Media Marketing, Technical Writing, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cascading Style Sheets, Web Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization. For most people, competency in Editing indicates knowledge of Copywriting and HTML. Those proficient in Web Content Management are, more often than not, also skilled in HTML and Copywriting.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Editor

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


For many Web Content Editors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. Web Content Editors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Web Content Editors that is 32 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Web Content Editors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+27 percent), Minneapolis (+23 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and New York (+19 percent).

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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries



Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
0%

National Average
$42,000

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

Proofreading
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 3%


Web Marketing
up arrow 10%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%