Web Content Editor Salary

Web Content Editors in the United States pull down an average of $46K per year. Cash earnings for Web Content Editors — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $72K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more female Web Content Editors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,402 - $71,380
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,231
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$11.62 - $31.92
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$12
$17
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,402 - $71,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,055  
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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$29,162 - $72,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 533
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $31.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$15.26 - $47.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,055  
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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$29,162 - $72,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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 advance into the role of a Senior Editor are fairly uncommon. Senior Editors on average earn $62K per year. Web Content Editors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Managing Editors or Web Content Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Content Editor


Survey takers working as Web Content Editors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Technical Writing, Social Media Marketing, and Web Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Copywriting, Web Marketing, and Proofreading. Those familiar with Editing also tend to know Copywriting and HTML.

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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. Web Content Editors bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,080

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Web Content Editors, Washington provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Web Content Editors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+22 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Philadelphia (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries




Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
up arrow 1%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

Web Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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