Pay for Web Content Editors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Web Content Editors (68 percent) who took the survey are women. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Most Web Content Editors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,882 - $71,485
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,390
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$12.09 - $29.45
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,882 - $71,485  
   
Bonus
$250.83 - $6,117  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Commission
$520  
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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$30,747 - $71,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $29.45  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $41.54  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$250.83 - $6,117  
   
Commission
$520  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$30,747 - $71,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Web Content Editors move into roles as Senior Editors, where pay is an average $62K per year. Typical career progression for a Web Content Editor involves becoming a Managing Editor or a Web Content Manager, roles that pay $8K more and $6K more on average.

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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 Marketing Communications, Search Engine Optimization, Web Content Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 19 percent. For most people, competency in Editing indicates knowledge of Copywriting and HTML. A tool kit that includes Web Content Management also typically contains HTML and Copywriting.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,886

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Web Content Editors, 30 percent above the national average. Web Content Editors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), St. Louis (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Raleigh, 16 percent below the national average. Employers in Miami and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Web Content Editor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Web Content Editor Salaries






HTML
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Editing
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Technical Writing
0%

Wordpress
0%

National Average
$44,000

Copywriting
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Social Media Marketing
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Proofreading
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Web Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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