$57k $57k
117k 117k
-5.3% -5.3%
3.4/5 3.4/5
Bachelors Bachelors

How much does an Editor make in the United States?

Average Editor Hourly Wage in the United States

Editors earn a median hourly wage of $27.51. Hourly wages typically start from $14.31 and go up to $53.66.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Editor Yearly Salary in the United States

Editors earn a median salary of $57,210 per year. Salaries typically start from $29,760 and go up to $111,610.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

56%
Full-Time
44%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
1137
RATINGS
Editors average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Editors in the 27th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Editor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Editor Earnings

The highest earning Editors in the United States earn:

$53.66
an hour
$111,610
per year
Senior Editor Earnings

Senior Editors in the United States earn:

$38.21
an hour
$79,490
per year
Experienced Editor Earnings

Experienced Editors in the United States earn:

$27.51
an hour
$57,210
per year
Junior Editor Earnings

Junior Editors in the United States earn:

$19.46
an hour
$40,480
per year
Starting Editor Earnings

Starting Editors in the United States earn:

$14.31
an hour
$29,760
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Editor salary comparison

Editors earn less than 67% percent of Journalism & Writing careers. Editor salaries are in the bottom 56% of all careers in the United States.

Technical Writer Salary $70k
News Anchor Salary $65k
Author Salary $61k
Editor Salary $57k
Journalist Salary $37k
Proofreader Salary $36k
Sports Writer Salary $22k
Source:

Historical salary for Editors in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Editor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Editor Salary in District of Columbia $37.65 $78,310 # 1
Editor Salary in New Jersey $34.85 $72,490 # 2
Editor Salary in Massachusetts $32.98 $68,600 # 3
Editor Salary in New York $31.44 $65,400 # 4
Editor Salary in California $31.37 $65,250 # 5
Editor Salary in Virginia $31.07 $64,630 # 6
Editor Salary in Florida $27.41 $57,020 # 7
Editor Salary in Delaware $26.76 $55,670 # 8
Editor Salary in Maryland $28.09 $58,430 # 9
Editor Salary in Connecticut $27.74 $57,700 # 10
Editor Salary in Washington $27.86 $57,940 # 11
Editor Salary in Illinois $26.93 $56,020 # 12
Editor Salary in North Carolina $23.70 $49,290 # 13
Editor Salary in Pennsylvania $26.36 $54,820 # 14
Editor Salary in Minnesota $25.59 $53,230 # 15
Editor Salary in Colorado $26.91 $55,970 # 16
Editor Salary in Michigan $23.70 $49,300 # 17
Editor Salary in Ohio $24.65 $51,270 # 18
Editor Salary in Texas $24.98 $51,960 # 19
Editor Salary in Georgia $22.88 $47,590 # 20
Editor Salary in Missouri $24.25 $50,430 # 21
Editor Salary in Alaska $26.59 $55,300 # 22
Editor Salary in New Mexico $22.51 $46,830 # 23
Editor Salary in Hawaii $24.58 $51,120 # 24
Editor Salary in Utah $22.58 $46,960 # 25
Editor Salary in Nevada $22.91 $47,660 # 26
Editor Salary in Arizona $22.33 $46,450 # 27
Editor Salary in Alabama $23.35 $48,570 # 28
Editor Salary in Maine $20.31 $42,250 # 29
Editor Salary in Vermont $21.93 $45,600 # 30
Editor Salary in Tennessee $20.58 $42,810 # 31
Editor Salary in Kansas $22.67 $47,140 # 32
Editor Salary in Oregon $23.81 $49,520 # 33
Editor Salary in New Hampshire $21.28 $44,250 # 34
Editor Salary in South Dakota $22.49 $46,790 # 35
Editor Salary in Rhode Island $21.47 $44,670 # 36
Editor Salary in Indiana $20.27 $42,170 # 37
Editor Salary in Nebraska $19.79 $41,170 # 38
Editor Salary in Louisiana $20.51 $42,650 # 39
Editor Salary in West Virginia $22.45 $46,690 # 40
Editor Salary in South Carolina $17.56 $36,530 # 41
Editor Salary in Oklahoma $18.49 $38,470 # 42
Editor Salary in Kentucky $19.10 $39,730 # 43
Editor Salary in Wisconsin $19.97 $41,540 # 44
Editor Salary in Iowa $19.06 $39,650 # 45
Editor Salary in Arkansas $20.50 $42,630 # 46
Editor Salary in North Dakota $17.78 $36,980 # 47
Editor Salary in Wyoming $19.38 $40,320 # 48
Editor Salary in Idaho $16.60 $34,520 # 49
Editor Salary in Mississippi $18.39 $38,250 # 50
Editor Salary in Montana $16.87 $35,090 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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