Average Publications Editor Salary

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The average salary for a Publications Editor is $47,225.
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$38k - $85k
$515 - $97k
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$31k - $88k

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Job Description for Publications Editor

Publications Editor Tasks
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Publications Editor

Skills in Editing, Technical Writing, Proofreading and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Publications Editor

An entry-level Publications Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,000 based on 13 salaries. An early career Publications Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,389 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Publications Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,991 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Publications Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,035 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,982.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Publications Editor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (18.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.8% more).

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