Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Sr. Editor is $70,735
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 $59,465 based on 118 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,576 based on 299 salaries. An experienced Sr. Editor with 10-19 …Read more
What Do Sr. Editors Do?
Whether in journalism, publishing, or other online content creation, a message must be clear, correct, and properly formatted to be effective. Editors ensure this happens, and the senior editor oversees a team of editors to make sure the team's work conforms to standard. To do this, senior editors proofread submitted copy and ensure that the text is readable and accurate throughout the piece; they also make sure to spot any spelling or grammar errors that junior editors may have missed. In …Read more
- 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.