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Average Editor Salary in Australia

AU$61,561
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AU$1,965
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The average salary for an Editor in Australia is AU$61,561.
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A$46k
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A$62k
90%
A$96k
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What Do Editors Do?

Editor Tasks
  • Proofread, rewrite and edit the work various kinds of authors and writers.
  • Oversee overall production aspects of the work in progress.
  • Review ideas, suggest improvements, verify facts and references and perform other accuracy tasks.

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Career Paths

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Editor in Chief
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What Are Popular Skills for Editors?

Skills in Technical Writing, Content Management and Copywriting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Proofreading and Editing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Editors?

An entry-level Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$45,525 based on 14 salaries. An early career Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$55,787 based on 111 salaries. A mid-career Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$61,601 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$76,991 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$75,832.
Employees with Editor in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (18.8% less), Melbourne, Victoria (9.1% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (6.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 270 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.2%
Early Career
41.1%
Mid Career
25.6%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
10.7%

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