The average salary for an Assistant Editor is $39,250.
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Job Description for Assistant Editor
Assistant editors - sometimes called editorial assistants - work in many media-related fields such as in book publishing, magazines, newspapers, radio programs, or websites. They work under the supervision of an editor in chief or senior editors, and they may maintain frequent contact with reporters, guest writers, and authors. Assistant editors have many different responsibilities and job duties depending on the medium in which they work. For newspapers and magazines, they may assist the edito…Read more
Assistant Editor Tasks
- Edit, proofread and fact check copy.
- Work with the editorial team on projects and content creation.
- Develop and write online content.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Editor
The top respondents for the job title Assistant Editor are from the companies Chicago Professional Sports, Gatehouse Media, Inc. and Oxford University Press. Reported salaries are highest at Gatehouse Media, Inc. where the average pay is $50,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Time Inc. and Oxford University Press, earning around $48,414 and $35,000, respectively. Ogden Publications Inc. pays the lowest at around $30,230. Chicago Professional Sports and Springer also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $32,701 and $34,817, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Editor
Web Content Management
Skills in Editing and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, Copywriting and Proofreading.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Editor
An entry-level Assistant Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,943 based on 80 salaries. An early career Assistant Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,727 based on 653 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,174 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Assistant Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,347 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,000.
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Employees with Assistant Editor in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (13.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (7.6% less).
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