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Editor Salary

$84,849 (USD)

Average Salary

$41/hr

Average Hourly

$2,554

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for an Editor is $84,849 a year and $41 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Editor is between $60,164 and $105,049. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an 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:
  • Formulates policy; plans, coordinates, and directs editorial activities; and supervises workers who assist in selecting and preparing material for publication in magazines, trade journals, house organs, and related publications.
  • Determines theme of issue and gathers related material.
  • Writes or assigns staff members or freelance writers to write articles, reports, editorials, reviews, and other material.
  • Reads and evaluates material submitted for publication consideration.
  • Secures graphic material from picture sources and assigns artists and photographers to produce pictures and illustrations.
  • Assigns staff member, or personally interviews individuals and attends gatherings, to obtain items for publication, verify facts, and clarify information.
  • Assigns research and other editorial duties to assistants.
  • To carry out responsibilities at this level requires a four-year degree.
Editor Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Editors

Job family population: 95,750

Estimated population of Editor jobs: 2,591

Rate of error: 1.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$98,363
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Editor Job Listings for United States

FinTech Editor
Dec 13
Boston, United States
Cutter Associates
FinTech Editor Cutter Associates is seeking a skilled FinTech Editor to support the production of our Investment Operations and Technology research. As content is originated by research analysts, the ...
Project Editor
Dec 13
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Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
Our staff is comprised of talented content creators, editors, story tellers, videographers and creatives. We'd love to fill the newly created role of Digital Project Editor with a candidate who is ...
Copy Editor
Dec 13
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Synergy Interactive
Role: Copy Editor Contract: 50-58/hr (for a year+) Seeking a copy editor that will be working on digital content (e.g., articles, blog posts, press releases, and other communications. Required ...
Editor, Bovine Veterinarian
Dec 12
Lenexa, KS, USA
Farm Journal Media
The Editor will emphasize multimedia reach that engages readers, viewers and listeners with primary focus on bovine veterinary topics, but with consideration for reach across multiple Farm Journal ...
Government Technical Editor
Dec 13
us
RCS Corporation
RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Technical Editor located in Dahlgren, VA. This is a Direct Hire permanent position. Job Summary: Our Client is seeking a Technical Editor in Dahlgren ...

The average pay for an Editor is $84,849 a year and $41 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Editor is between $60,164 and $105,049. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an 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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