Average Editor Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for an Editor in United Kingdom is £27,655.
MEDIAN £27,655
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£19k - £46k
£485 - £8k
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£101 - £514
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£19k - £49k

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Job Description for Editor

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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Popular Skills for Editor

Skills that pay less than market rate include Copywriting, Technical Writing, Project Management, Proofreading and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Editor

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 £22,046 based on 25 salaries. An early career Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,871 based on 222 salaries. A mid-career Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £31,120 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,224 based on 92 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £38,915.
Employees with Editor in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff (26.4% less), Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (21.9% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (21.9% less).

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