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Average Sr. Editor Salary

$68,849
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,750
Bonus
$2,568
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The average salary for a Sr. Editor is $68,849.
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$47k
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What Do Sr. Editors Do?

Sr. Editor Tasks
  • Utilize mastery of the English language to write and proofread articles for accuracy, consistency, and overall quality.
  • Track expenses related to publication.
  • Create content ideas; delegate and oversee writing assignments.

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Editor

3.9 out of 5
(168)
Highly Satisfied
16Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Sr. Editor are from the companies Business Insider, Atlantic Media Company and Hearst Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at K12, Inc. where the average pay is $78,497. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Atlantic Media Company and Columbia University, earning around $75,250 and $74,043, respectively. Emory University pays the lowest at around $52,500. Business Insider and Hearst Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,000 and $70,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sr. Editors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Editors?

An early career Sr. Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,319 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,258 based on 324 salaries. An experienced Sr. Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,199 based on 283 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,155.
Employees with Sr. Editor in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (14.0% more) and New York, New York (8.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (11.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.6% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 927 survey responses.
Early Career
15.0%
Mid Career
35.0%
Experienced
30.5%
Late Career
19.5%