$60,460
Avg. Salary
$21.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,500

Bonus

$4,000

Profit Sharing

$1,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Managing Editor is $21.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Managing Editor is $60,460 per year.

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$14.60
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$21.80
50%
$47.50
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MEDIAN $21.80
10%
$39k
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$98k
90%
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MEDIAN $60,460
$39,075 - $97,961
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MEDIAN: $60,460
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$0$100K
Salary $39,075 - $97,961
Bonus $880 - $12,236
Profit Sharing $507 - $9,060
Commission $1,500
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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$38,036 - $100,090
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,194
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $47.50
Overtime $22.47 - $36.07
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $880 - $12,236
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $507 - $9,060
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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$38,036 - $100,090
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 94

Job Description for Managing Editor

Managing editors work primarily in the publication field and are responsible for overseeing publishing from start to finish. This position may require at least seven years of experience and a bachelor's degree in English, writing, or journalism, and these directors are also responsible for overseeing a collective group of writers (professional, freelance, or both) for specific publications such as magazines or newspapers.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Managing Editor


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Managing Editors often transition into Editorial Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Editorial Directors earn $89K per year. The most common career progression for Managing Editors leads to becoming an Editor in Chief, where average pay is $72K annually. However, many Managing Editors also opt to become Magazine Editors. Typically, a Magazine Editor brings home $47K.

Managing Editor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Managing Editor


Survey takers working as Managing Editors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Content Management, Wordpress, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign, writing, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Editing also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Editor

Pay by Experience for a Managing Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Managing Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 213 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Managing Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 257 salaries. An experienced Managing Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 264 salaries. A Managing Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 114 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,306

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

Managing Editors will find that Philadelphia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 45 percent. Managing Editors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+29 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), New York (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Compared to the national average, Raleigh Managing Editors have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Phoenix (20 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Managing Editor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Managing Editor?

Managing Editor in Huntsville:
"Working remotely in Huntsville has pros and cons."
Pros: I work from home.
Cons: The commute to my Birmingham office.

Managing Editor in Chicago:
"Great Opportunities."
Pros: It's a big city with lots of start-ups and industries to choose from.
Cons: Lots of agencies, not as many companies headquartered here.

Managing Editor in Sevierville:
"Working in Sevierville."
Pros: The community
Cons: It’s small and no room for growth

Managing Editor:
Large company with little room for advancement. Pays under market rates. Big disconnect between editorial and events teams. Poor technical/IT resources due to mass layoffs. Lots of uncertainties with transition to ownership under Informa.

Managing Editor:
Overall, the work is fun, the people are nice, benefits are fine, and there's a lot of mentoring and problem-solving. However, the Miami office has been marginalized recently and there's no room for growth. Salaries are already low, and people are expected to work long into the night to stick to unrealistic, unsustainable schedules. Project budgets have been cut, too, and the only solution is to downgrade quality. It's really no wonder there's a lot of turnover.

Managing Editor in Coimbra:
"Benefits of working in Coimbra."
Pros: Coimbra is a very nice city to live and to work. Has a nice location and everything you need.
Cons:

Managing Editor in Portland:
"Outline expectations."
Build a responsibility matrix, workflow matrix and communicate frequently and effectively with your team members.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Managing Editor

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Managing Editor Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

National Average
$60,000

▼4%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Managing Editor Salaries

Content Management
▲13%

National Average
$60,000


▼1%


▼5%

▼6%








writing
▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%