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What is the average salary for Editors in the United States?

Editors earn an average hourly wage of $30.84. Hourly wages typically start from $13.93 and go up to $52.85. Editors earn an average salary of $64,140 per year. Salaries typically start from $28,980 and go up to $109,940.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Editors in the United States earn:

$52.85 an hour $109,940 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Editors in the United States earn:

$37.14 an hour $77,260 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Editors in the United States earn:

$26.39 an hour $54,890 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Editors in the United States earn:

$18.81 an hour $39,130 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Editors in the United States earn:

$13.93 an hour $28,980 per year

Historical salary for Editors in the United States

Editor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Editor Salary in New York $38.78 $80,660 # 1
Editor Salary in District of Columbia $37.88 $78,790 # 2
Editor Salary in New Jersey $37.46 $77,910 # 3
Editor Salary in Massachusetts $33.60 $69,890 # 4
Editor Salary in California $33.29 $69,250 # 5
Editor Salary in Colorado $33.20 $69,060 # 6
Editor Salary in Florida $32.19 $66,950 # 7
Editor Salary in Washington $31.39 $65,290 # 8
Editor Salary in Virginia $30.69 $63,830 # 9
Editor Salary in Connecticut $29.43 $61,220 # 10
Editor Salary in Alaska $29.15 $60,620 # 11
Editor Salary in Delaware $29.04 $60,400 # 12
Editor Salary in Maryland $28.94 $60,200 # 13
Editor Salary in Hawaii $28.08 $58,410 # 14
Editor Salary in Pennsylvania $27.67 $57,560 # 15
Editor Salary in Texas $27.65 $57,500 # 16
Editor Salary in Illinois $27.27 $56,720 # 17
Editor Salary in Rhode Island $27.23 $56,640 # 18
Editor Salary in Minnesota $26.80 $55,750 # 19
Editor Salary in North Carolina $26.69 $55,520 # 20
Editor Salary in Georgia $26.54 $55,210 # 21
Editor Salary in Missouri $26.28 $54,660 # 22
Editor Salary in Michigan $26.12 $54,340 # 23
Editor Salary in Utah $26.06 $54,210 # 24
Editor Salary in Nevada $25.81 $53,690 # 25
Editor Salary in New Mexico $25.45 $52,950 # 26
Editor Salary in Indiana $25.41 $52,840 # 27
Editor Salary in Arizona $24.38 $50,710 # 28
Editor Salary in New Hampshire $24.31 $50,560 # 29
Editor Salary in Vermont $24.30 $50,550 # 30
Editor Salary in South Carolina $24.21 $50,350 # 31
Editor Salary in Ohio $23.86 $49,630 # 32
Editor Salary in Tennessee $23.68 $49,250 # 33
Editor Salary in Maine $23.40 $48,680 # 34
Editor Salary in Oklahoma $22.83 $47,490 # 35
Editor Salary in Kansas $22.55 $46,900 # 36
Editor Salary in Alabama $22.50 $46,790 # 37
Editor Salary in West Virginia $22.06 $45,880 # 38
Editor Salary in Louisiana $22.01 $45,780 # 39
Editor Salary in Wisconsin $21.96 $45,670 # 40
Editor Salary in Oregon $21.62 $44,980 # 41
Editor Salary in South Dakota $21.46 $44,640 # 42
Editor Salary in Kentucky $21.43 $44,570 # 43
Editor Salary in Nebraska $21.11 $43,910 # 44
Editor Salary in Iowa $20.33 $42,290 # 45
Editor Salary in Wyoming $19.72 $41,020 # 46
Editor Salary in Mississippi $19.41 $40,360 # 47
Editor Salary in Arkansas $19.33 $40,200 # 48
Editor Salary in Montana $19.30 $40,140 # 49
Editor Salary in North Dakota $18.79 $39,080 # 50
Editor Salary in Idaho $17.78 $36,980 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics