Assistant Editor Salary

The average pay for an Assistant Editor is $37,296 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Avid Media Composer and Media Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$28,918 - $54,972
$29K
$38K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,180
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$11.07 - $25.45
$11
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MEDIAN: $17.33
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$0$55K
Salary $28,918 - $54,972
Bonus $406 - $5,190
Commission $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,452 - $55,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 426
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $25.45
Hourly Tips $0.68
Overtime $18.20 - $40.30
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $406 - $5,190
Commission $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,452 - $55,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148

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.

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Assistant Editor Tasks

  • Edit, proofread and fact check copy.
  • Work with the editorial team on projects and content creation.
  • Develop and write online content.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Editor


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Assistant Editor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Assistant Editor

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Editor

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 477 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Assistant Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 38 salaries. An Assistant Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,137

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Assistant Editor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Editor?

Assistant Editor in Minneapolis:
"My Job."
Pros: Creative work, flexibility.
Cons: Bad communication, process.

Assistant Editor in Rochester:
"Shoot and edit video and audio productions."
Pros: Working with video editing software, tight-knit community, friendly co-workers, using critical thinking and creativity daily.
Cons: The poor pay rate. That is the only thing I dislike.

Assistant Editor in Lanham:
"Demanding But Rewarding."
Pros: There's something new to learn everyday. It challenges you to be involved and proactive about making the jump to acquire your own titles. The camaraderie among you fellow editorial folk is priceless, so while the occasional telecommuting option is nice you lose out on some of the workplace banter.
Cons: There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done; and in academic publishing, you can't fall behind because of course adoption cycles. Often times it leads to bringing work home, which is a huge problem.

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Key Stats for Assistant Editor

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Assistant Editor Salaries

▲30%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$38,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Assistant Editor Salaries

Avid Media Composer
▲20%





National Average
$38,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼1%


Blogging
▼2%

▼3%


▼7%

▼8%



Social Media Optimization
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 20%