How much does an Editor make in the United States?

Average Editor Yearly Salary in the United States

Editors earn an average yearly salary of $44,977. Salaries typically start from $17,654 and go up to $75,356.

Average Editor Hourly Wage in the United States

Editors earn an average hourly wage of $21.62. Hourly wages typically start from $8.49 and go up to $36.23.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

56%
Full-Time
44%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
1290
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:

$36.23
an hour
$75,355.7
per year
Senior Editor Earnings

Senior Editors in the United States earn:

$25.89
an hour
$53,861.5
per year
Experienced Editor Earnings

Experienced Editors in the United States earn:

$18.86
an hour
$39,220.3
per year
Junior Editor Earnings

Junior Editors in the United States earn:

$13.92
an hour
$28,947.6
per year
Starting Editor Earnings

Starting Editors in the United States earn:

$8.49
an hour
$17,653.9
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Editor Salary Comparison

Editors earn more than 57% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Author Salary $71k
Television Writer Salary $65k
Technical Writer Salary $62k
Copywriter Salary $56k
Content Manager Salary $46k
Editor Salary $44k
Translator Salary $38k
Proofreader Salary $36k
Journalist Salary $35k
News Reporter Salary $28k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Editor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Editor Salary in District of Columbia $42.24 $87,860 # 1
Editor Salary in New Jersey $38.68 $80,450 # 2
Editor Salary in Massachusetts $38.41 $79,890 # 3
Editor Salary in Virginia $33.57 $69,820 # 4
Editor Salary in New York $33.02 $68,689.5 # 5
Editor Salary in California $32.61 $67,824.5 # 6
Editor Salary in Florida $31.83 $66,200 # 7
Editor Salary in Delaware $31.26 $65,020 # 8
Editor Salary in Connecticut $29.90 $62,190 # 9
Editor Salary in Washington $29.38 $61,120 # 10
Editor Salary in North Carolina $28.57 $59,420 # 11
Editor Salary in Minnesota $28.43 $59,140 # 12
Editor Salary in Colorado $27.95 $58,130 # 13
Editor Salary in Illinois $27.91 $58,057.0 # 14
Editor Salary in Maryland $27.87 $57,969.2 # 15
Editor Salary in Michigan $27.64 $57,490 # 16
Editor Salary in Ohio $27.50 $57,200 # 17
Editor Salary in Pennsylvania $27.12 $56,410.3 # 18
Editor Salary in Georgia $26.86 $55,870 # 19
Editor Salary in Missouri $26.74 $55,620 # 20
Editor Salary in Alaska $26.71 $55,550 # 21
Editor Salary in New Mexico $26.66 $55,460 # 22
Editor Salary in Hawaii $26.60 $55,320 # 23
Editor Salary in Utah $25.85 $53,760 # 24
Editor Salary in Nevada $25.67 $53,400 # 25
Editor Salary in Arizona $25.50 $53,040 # 26
Editor Salary in Alabama $25.13 $52,260 # 27
Editor Salary in Maine $24.99 $51,970 # 28
Editor Salary in Vermont $24.91 $51,820 # 29
Editor Salary in Texas $24.90 $51,782.2 # 30
Editor Salary in Tennessee $24.50 $50,950 # 31
Editor Salary in Kansas $24.28 $50,510 # 32
Editor Salary in Oregon $24.25 $50,450 # 33
Editor Salary in New Hampshire $23.99 $49,890 # 34
Editor Salary in South Dakota $23.58 $49,040 # 35
Editor Salary in Rhode Island $23.38 $48,640 # 36
Editor Salary in Indiana $23.31 $48,480 # 37
Editor Salary in Nebraska $23.18 $48,220 # 38
Editor Salary in Louisiana $22.85 $47,520 # 39
Editor Salary in West Virginia $22.83 $47,480 # 40
Editor Salary in South Carolina $22.40 $46,600 # 41
Editor Salary in Oklahoma $22.01 $45,780 # 42
Editor Salary in Kentucky $21.95 $45,650 # 43
Editor Salary in Wisconsin $21.74 $45,220 # 44
Editor Salary in Iowa $21.72 $45,170 # 45
Editor Salary in United States $21.62 $44,976.5 # 46
Editor Salary in Arkansas $21.51 $44,740 # 47
Editor Salary in North Dakota $21.07 $43,820 # 48
Editor Salary in Puerto Rico $20.52 $42,680 # 49
Editor Salary in Wyoming $19.36 $40,270 # 50
Editor Salary in Idaho $19.01 $39,540 # 51
Editor Salary in Mississippi $18.59 $38,660 # 52
Editor Salary in Montana $18.15 $37,750 # 53