Web Content Editor Salary

Earnings for Web Content Editors in the United States come in at around $46K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Web Content Editors range from $29K on the low end to $73K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $9K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Web Content Editors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Web Content Editors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,424 - $71,228
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$30K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,801
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$11.60 - $34.40
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$17
$34
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,424 - $71,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
Profit Sharing
$245.97 - $8,808  
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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$28,653 - $72,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $34.40  
   
Overtime
$15.11 - $50.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.97 - $8,808  
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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$28,653 - $72,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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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Web Content Editors who go on to become Senior Editors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Editors is $61K annually. When Web Content Editors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Managing Editors or Web Content Managers. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $7K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Editor


Web Content Editors report using a large range 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 between 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cascading Style Sheets, Search Engine Optimization, and Copywriting. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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 $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. 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


Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Web Content Editors in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Web Content Editors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), and Seattle (+21 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 60%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 14%




Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

HTML
0%

National Average
$43,000

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 3%

Web Marketing
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%
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