Average Managing Editor Salary

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The average salary for a Managing Editor is $61,426.
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$40k - $101k

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Job Description for Managing Editor

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.

Job Satisfaction for Managing Editor

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Managing Editor

The top respondents for the job title Managing Editor are from the companies American Heart Association, United Stations Radio Networks and Bloomberg LP. Reported salaries are highest at Bloomberg LP where the average pay is $153,500. United Stations Radio Networks pays the lowest at around $53,750.

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Popular Skills for Managing Editor

Skills in People Management and Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, Project Management and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Editor

An entry-level Managing Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,637 based on 10 salaries. An early career Managing Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,308 based on 256 salaries. A mid-career Managing Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,051 based on 354 salaries. An experienced Managing Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,058 based on 385 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,337.
Employees with Managing Editor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 27.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (25.2% more) and San Francisco, California (18.6% more).

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