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Web Content Editor Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Web Content Editor is $44,781 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Web Content Editor Salary (?
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$29,639 - $70,595
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MEDIAN: $44,780
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Web Content Editor Salary (?
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$11.20 - $34.22
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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 (?
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Web Content Editor

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

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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Boston
up arrow 9%
Dallas
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National Average
$42,000
San Diego
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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

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Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

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%