Newspaper Editor Salary

Newspaper Editors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than two-thirds of Newspaper Editors. Pay fluctuates from $24K to $80K per year, but expected earnings average $39K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Newspaper Editors (53 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by approximately half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,526 - $84,058
$28K
$39K
$84K
MEDIAN: $39,297
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$9.79 - $25.18
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MEDIAN: $13.57
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$0$84K
Salary $27,526 - $84,058
Bonus $1,000
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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$24,035 - $79,705
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $9.79 - $25.18
Overtime $24.81
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $1,000
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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$24,035 - $79,705
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Newspaper Editor

  • Develop story or content ideas.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Ensure adherence to a style guide, correct formatting and consistent use of language within a document.
  • Review, rewrite and edit the work of writers.

Common Career Paths for Newspaper Editor


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Newspaper Editors do not often transition into Magazine Editor roles. The role averages $47K per year.

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Popular Skills for Newspaper Editor


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Newspaper Editors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Editing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and QuarkXPress are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop. For most people, competency in Adobe InDesign indicates knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Newspaper Editor

Pay by Experience for a Newspaper Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Newspaper Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Newspaper Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Newspaper Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 40 salaries. A Newspaper Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 42 salaries.

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Key Stats for Newspaper Editor

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Newspaper Editor Salaries

▲20%

▲10%

National Average
$37,000

▼13%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Newspaper Editor Salaries

National Average
$37,000

▼4%



QuarkXPress
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 32%
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