The average pay for a Web Editor is $46,362 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Social Media Optimization is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Web Editor Total Pay (?
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$30,292 - $69,533
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MEDIAN: $46,362
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Web Editor Total Pay (?
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$9.91 - $30.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,292 - $69,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
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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$28,008 - $69,317  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $30.71  
   
Overtime
$15.28 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
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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$28,008 - $69,317  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 402
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Job Description for Web Editor
Web editors are responsible for all aspects of creating and maintaining Internet content for an organization's website. They typically manage or work with a team of content developers and writers, but they may edit and develop user generated content depending on the nature of the organization and their website. Web editors work with the writing team to brainstorm content ideas, and they write or assign stories and posts. Then, they review materials to ensure they meet website quality standards and submit it for web posting. On a broader scale, web editors help plan the future development of the website by suggesting changes, developing new topics for content generation, and establishing new methods of content delivery. They may create or acquire video, audio, photographs, apps, and other online content to effectively deliver their organization's message.
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Web 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.
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Washington
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San Francisco
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National Average
$45,000
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Web Editor Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Web Editor Salaries

Social Media Optimization
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Social Media Marketing
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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Editing
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HTML
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Web Content Management
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National Average
$45,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 99 votes.
Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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