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Average Editorial Assistant Salary

$35,975
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,026
Bonus
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The average salary for an Editorial Assistant is $35,975.
10%
$30k
MEDIAN
$36k
90%
$45k
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What Do Editorial Assistants Do?

Editorial Assistant Tasks
  • Provide administrative assistance like filing, correspondence, maintaining calendars, and preparing materials.
  • Perform copy edits to enforce conformance with organizational standards and guidelines.
  • Track, analyze, and report on submissions, authors, and responses to pieces.
  • Assist with monitoring and editing content and communicating with writers.

Job Satisfaction for Editorial Assistant

3.7 out of 5
(79)
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Popular Employer Salaries for Editorial Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Editorial Assistant are from the companies Macmillan, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Penguin Group where the average pay is $36,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sage Publications Ltd, earning around $35,550. Oxford University Press pays the lowest at around $32,500. Macmillan also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $33,533.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Editorial Assistants?

Skills in Copywriting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Oral / Verbal Communication, Proofreading and Editing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Editorial Assistants?

An entry-level Editorial Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,015 based on 52 salaries. An early career Editorial Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,981 based on 352 salaries. A mid-career Editorial Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,416 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Editorial Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,344 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,256.
Employees with Editorial Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (10.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (1.1% less) and New York, New York (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 475 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.9%
Early Career
74.1%
Mid Career
9.7%
Experienced
2.3%
Late Career
2.9%