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Web Content Editor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Web Content Editor is $44,377 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Web Content Editor Salary (?
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$29,050 - $69,858
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,376
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Web Content Editor Salary (?
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$11.07 - $34.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,050 - $69,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
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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$26,398 - $71,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 591
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $34.58  
   
Overtime
$14.80 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
   
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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$26,398 - $71,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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
up arrow 35%
San Francisco
up arrow 22%
Minneapolis
up arrow 21%
up arrow 19%
Los Angeles
up arrow 14%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Seattle
up arrow 10%
Boston
up arrow 8%
Dallas
up arrow 7%
San Diego
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National Average
$42,000
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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 5%
Editing
up arrow 3%
HTML
up arrow 3%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%
Web Content Management
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Proofreading
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 3%
Web Marketing
up arrow 8%
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%