What is the average salary for an Editor?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of an Editor is $62,820. Salaries start from $29,300 and go up to $106,190. Please note that the average salary for an Editor may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Editors in United States earn:

$106,190
Senior

The top 25% of Editors in United States earn:

$75,030
Experienced

The middle 50% of Editors in United States earn:

$54,150
Junior

The bottom 25% of Editors in United States earn:

$39,190
Starting

The bottom 10% of Editors in United States earn:

$29,300

Historical salary

Editor salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Editor Salary in New York 81,540 1
Editor Salary in District of Columbia 79,270 2
Editor Salary in New Jersey 69,680 3
Editor Salary in Massachusetts 69,440 4
Editor Salary in Colorado 68,260 5
Editor Salary in California 65,630 6
Editor Salary in Florida 63,480 7
Editor Salary in Washington 63,430 8
Editor Salary in United States 62,820 9
Editor Salary in Rhode Island 62,290 10
Editor Salary in Delaware 61,550 11
Editor Salary in Virginia 61,470 12
Editor Salary in Maryland 59,970 13
Editor Salary in Connecticut 58,970 14
Editor Salary in Alaska 58,520 15
Editor Salary in Minnesota 57,330 16
Editor Salary in Hawaii 57,030 17
Editor Salary in Pennsylvania 56,080 18
Editor Salary in North Carolina 55,000 19
Editor Salary in New Hampshire 54,310 20
Editor Salary in Texas 54,200 21
Editor Salary in Illinois 54,110 22
Editor Salary in Arizona 53,590 23
Editor Salary in Nevada 52,270 24
Editor Salary in Missouri 52,220 25
Editor Salary in Iowa 51,590 26
Editor Salary in South Carolina 51,480 27
Editor Salary in Vermont 50,850 28
Editor Salary in Utah 50,400 29
Editor Salary in New Mexico 49,660 30
Editor Salary in Ohio 49,650 31
Editor Salary in Georgia 49,640 32
Editor Salary in Tennessee 49,280 33
Editor Salary in Michigan 48,880 34
Editor Salary in West Virginia 47,820 35
Editor Salary in Indiana 47,740 36
Editor Salary in Louisiana 47,160 37
Editor Salary in Alabama 46,760 38
Editor Salary in Kansas 46,050 39
Editor Salary in Wisconsin 45,930 40
Editor Salary in Puerto Rico 45,760 41
Editor Salary in Maine 45,140 42
Editor Salary in South Dakota 43,500 43
Editor Salary in Arkansas 43,220 44
Editor Salary in Oregon 43,120 45
Editor Salary in North Dakota 42,700 46
Editor Salary in Oklahoma 42,080 47
Editor Salary in Mississippi 41,150 48
Editor Salary in Nebraska 41,110 49
Editor Salary in Kentucky 40,700 50
Editor Salary in Wyoming 40,380 51
Editor Salary in Montana 39,690 52
Editor Salary in Idaho 39,500 53

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