Average Managing Editor Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Managing Editor is $68,616 in 2023

Base Salary
$47k - $104k
$563 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $5k
Total Pay
$44k - $107k
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What Do Managing Editors Do?

Managing Editor Tasks
  • Initiate and approve story assignments.
  • Work with the executive editor on all aspects of producing the company's print and digital products.
  • Manage creation of all editorial content.
  • Manage beat editors, copy editors and multimedia editors.
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How do Managing Editors Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 101 responses, the job of Managing Editor has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.72 out of 5. On average, Managing Editors are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Managing Editors

What is the highest pay for Managing Editors?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Managing Editor is $104k / year

What is the lowest pay for Managing Editors?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Managing Editor is $47k / year

How can Managing Editors increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Managing Editor is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Managing Editor that oversees more junior Managing Editors, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.