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Book Editor Salary

$65,286 (USD)

Average Salary

$31/hr

Average Hourly

$1,573

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Book Editor is $65,286 a year and $31 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Book Editor is between $47,222 and $80,298. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Book Editor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Secures, selects, and coordinates publication of manuscripts in book form.
  • Reviews submitted unpublished manuscripts or drafts of books; determines whether the work should or should not be bought and then sold to the public, based on consumer trends and personal knowledge; and makes recommendations regarding procurement and revision.
Book Editor Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Editors

Job family population: 95,750

Estimated population of Book Editor jobs: 2,468

Rate of error: 1.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$75,684
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Book Editor Job Listings for United States

Editor
Dec 11
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Taylor & Francis Group
Identifying market needs and recruit authors to write books that meet said needs; evaluating book ... Working closely with another filmmaking editor to develop and maintain strategy for the filmmaking ...
Assistant Editor
Oct 29
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Plural Publishing, Inc.
Participate in new book launch meetings. * Delegate tasks and special projects to editorial staff, freelancers, and interns. * Assist Executive Editor with troubleshooting problems. * Assist in ...
Assistant Editor - Books
Oct 24
San Diego, CA, USA
Plural Publishing
Participate in new book launch meetings. * Delegate tasks and special projects to editorial staff, freelancers, and interns. * Assist Executive Editor with troubleshooting problems. * Assist in ...
Senior Editor/Editor
Dec 3
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Weldon Owen International
A minimum of 3 years experience editing books; science, technology, arts and/or other humanities related book experience is preferred Duties & Responsibilities * Lead and oversee the project ...
Copy Editor
Dec 6
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MJH Associates Inc.
The role of Copy Editor functions to ensure all print and online materials meet high standards of ... book, webpages, and creative collateral to ensure accuracy. * Proofread and correct electronic ...

The average pay for a Book Editor is $65,286 a year and $31 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Book Editor is between $47,222 and $80,298. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Book Editor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Oct 29
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Participate in new book launch meetings. * Delegate tasks and special projects to editorial staff, freelancers, and interns. * Assist Executive Editor with troubleshooting problems. * Assist in ...
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