Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Editor in Chief is $71,049
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Editor in Chiefs?
An entry-level Editor in Chief with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,129 based on 21 salaries. An early career Editor in Chief with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,189 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Editor in Chiefs Do?
Though the publishing industry has expanded beyond printed publications, one thing that has not changed is that the final say on published words and images typically belongs to the editor in chief. The editor in chief typically supervises the editorial staff, who organize and refine the work produced by writers, graphic designers, web designers, and other content creators. The editors assemble all of the content into a proposed final format, and the editor in chief examines their submission to …Read more
- Set and decide editorial policy and article placement.
- Represent the publication.
- Edit content.
- Manage staff and department budget.