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Average Editor Salary in United Kingdom

£27,777
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,464
Bonus
£500
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The average salary for an Editor in United Kingdom is £27,777.
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£20k
MEDIAN
£28k
90%
£44k
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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Editor

The top respondents for the job title Editor are from the companies Bauer Media, Yale University Press and LexisNexis. Reported salaries are highest at Bauer Media where the average pay is £31,308. Yale University Press pays the lowest at around £22,342.

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What Are Popular Skills for Editors?

Skills in Project Management and Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Copywriting, 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 £23,144 based on 25 salaries. An early career Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,347 based on 188 salaries. A mid-career Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,386 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,545 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £36,291.
Employees with Editor in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 9.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (20.0% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (19.4% less) and Birmingham, England: West Midlands (13.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 443 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
42.4%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
9.0%

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