$56k $56k
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 $26.93. Hourly wages typically start from $14.05 and go up to $52.77.

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

Average Editor Yearly Salary in the United States

Editors earn a median salary of $56,010 per year. Salaries typically start from $29,230 and go up to $109,760.

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

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Employment Type Mix

55%
Full-Time
45%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
1015
RATINGS
Editors average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Editors in the 26th 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:

$52.77
an hour
$109,760
per year
Senior Editor Earnings

Senior Editors in the United States earn:

$37.57
an hour
$78,140
per year
Experienced Editor Earnings

Experienced Editors in the United States earn:

$26.93
an hour
$56,010
per year
Junior Editor Earnings

Junior Editors in the United States earn:

$19.08
an hour
$39,690
per year
Starting Editor Earnings

Starting Editors in the United States earn:

$14.05
an hour
$29,230
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 64% of all careers in the United States.

Technical Writer Salary $70k
News Anchor Salary $65k
Author Salary $60k
Editor Salary $56k
Journalist Salary $36k
Proofreader Salary $35k
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 $35.89 $74,650 # 1
Editor Salary in New York $32.87 $68,370 # 2
Editor Salary in New Jersey $34.48 $71,710 # 3
Editor Salary in Massachusetts $30.58 $63,610 # 4
Editor Salary in California $30.44 $63,320 # 5
Editor Salary in Virginia $32.15 $66,870 # 6
Editor Salary in Washington $28.65 $59,590 # 7
Editor Salary in Florida $26.34 $54,780 # 8
Editor Salary in Maryland $27.96 $58,150 # 9
Editor Salary in Delaware $25.01 $52,020 # 10
Editor Salary in Colorado $26.72 $55,590 # 11
Editor Salary in Rhode Island $29.85 $62,080 # 12
Editor Salary in Connecticut $26.85 $55,860 # 13
Editor Salary in Pennsylvania $25.60 $53,250 # 14
Editor Salary in Minnesota $25.63 $53,300 # 15
Editor Salary in Illinois $25.69 $53,430 # 16
Editor Salary in Michigan $23.62 $49,130 # 17
Editor Salary in Missouri $25.28 $52,590 # 18
Editor Salary in Alaska $26.93 $56,010 # 19
Editor Salary in Texas $24.10 $50,120 # 20
Editor Salary in Hawaii $24.65 $51,280 # 21
Editor Salary in North Carolina $22.66 $47,140 # 22
Editor Salary in Utah $21.48 $44,680 # 23
Editor Salary in Vermont $22.03 $45,830 # 24
Editor Salary in New Mexico $21.33 $44,360 # 25
Editor Salary in Tennessee $21.03 $43,740 # 26
Editor Salary in Nevada $22.88 $47,580 # 27
Editor Salary in Louisiana $22.19 $46,160 # 28
Editor Salary in Ohio $21.24 $44,170 # 29
Editor Salary in Maine $19.30 $40,150 # 30
Editor Salary in Georgia $20.65 $42,950 # 31
Editor Salary in Arizona $21.38 $44,470 # 32
Editor Salary in Indiana $20.82 $43,300 # 33
Editor Salary in South Dakota $22.00 $45,750 # 34
Editor Salary in Oklahoma $19.57 $40,710 # 35
Editor Salary in Kansas $20.50 $42,640 # 36
Editor Salary in Alabama $21.03 $43,740 # 37
Editor Salary in New Hampshire $19.97 $41,530 # 38
Editor Salary in South Carolina $19.99 $41,580 # 39
Editor Salary in Oregon $21.65 $45,020 # 40
Editor Salary in Nebraska $18.86 $39,220 # 41
Editor Salary in Wisconsin $20.62 $42,880 # 42
Editor Salary in Kentucky $18.90 $39,310 # 43
Editor Salary in Iowa $18.81 $39,130 # 44
Editor Salary in West Virginia $19.99 $41,580 # 45
Editor Salary in Arkansas $18.81 $39,130 # 46
Editor Salary in Montana $18.64 $38,760 # 47
Editor Salary in Mississippi $16.59 $34,510 # 48
Editor Salary in Wyoming $19.42 $40,390 # 49
Editor Salary in Idaho $16.39 $34,100 # 50
Editor Salary in North Dakota $14.54 $30,240 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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