The average salary for an Editor in United Kingdom is £27,655.
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£19k - £46k
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Job Description for Editor
For presented work in any media, an editor plays a crucial role. They typically work with words to help writers refine their styles and correct grammar and spelling errors. While there are editors in film, broadcasting, news production, and a variety of other media, a standard editor is someone who makes adjustments to material created and prepared by others before offering that content for outside consumption. Many editors work with written content, normally either submitted by staff or freela…Read more
- 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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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