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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 $26.39. Hourly wages typically start from $13.93 and go up to $52.85.

Average Editor Yearly Salary in the United States

Editors earn a median salary of $54,890 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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    A bachelors degree is required to be an Editor. An english literature degree is preferred.

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Editor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Editor Earnings

The highest earning Editors in the United States earn:

$52.85
an hour
$109,940
per year
Senior Editor Earnings

Senior Editors in the United States earn:

$37.14
an hour
$77,260
per year
Experienced Editor Earnings

Experienced Editors in the United States earn:

$26.39
an hour
$54,890
per year
Junior Editor Earnings

Junior Editors in the United States earn:

$18.81
an hour
$39,130
per year
Starting Editor Earnings

Starting Editors in the United States earn:

$13.93
an hour
$28,980
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 top 59% of all careers in the United States.

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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 $33.17 $68,990 # 1
Editor Salary in District of Columbia $33.54 $69,770 # 2
Editor Salary in New Jersey $33.46 $69,610 # 3
Editor Salary in Massachusetts $30.15 $62,700 # 4
Editor Salary in California $29.05 $60,420 # 5
Editor Salary in Colorado $27.04 $56,250 # 6
Editor Salary in Florida $26.03 $54,150 # 7
Editor Salary in Washington $27.26 $56,710 # 8
Editor Salary in Virginia $28.33 $58,930 # 9
Editor Salary in Connecticut $26.58 $55,280 # 10
Editor Salary in Alaska $27.85 $57,920 # 11
Editor Salary in Delaware $26.20 $54,500 # 12
Editor Salary in Maryland $27.49 $57,180 # 13
Editor Salary in Hawaii $25.98 $54,030 # 14
Editor Salary in Pennsylvania $25.06 $52,120 # 15
Editor Salary in Texas $22.59 $46,980 # 16
Editor Salary in Illinois $25.02 $52,040 # 17
Editor Salary in Rhode Island $25.94 $53,950 # 18
Editor Salary in Minnesota $24.70 $51,380 # 19
Editor Salary in North Carolina $23.21 $48,270 # 20
Editor Salary in Georgia $22.91 $47,660 # 21
Editor Salary in Missouri $23.38 $48,620 # 22
Editor Salary in Michigan $22.95 $47,730 # 23
Editor Salary in Utah $21.86 $45,460 # 24
Editor Salary in Nevada $24.01 $49,940 # 25
Editor Salary in New Mexico $21.45 $44,620 # 26
Editor Salary in Indiana $21.74 $45,210 # 27
Editor Salary in Arizona $22.26 $46,290 # 28
Editor Salary in New Hampshire $21.85 $45,440 # 29
Editor Salary in Vermont $21.70 $45,130 # 30
Editor Salary in South Carolina $22.45 $46,700 # 31
Editor Salary in Ohio $21.14 $43,970 # 32
Editor Salary in Tennessee $21.75 $45,240 # 33
Editor Salary in Maine $20.12 $41,840 # 34
Editor Salary in Oklahoma $18.93 $39,380 # 35
Editor Salary in Kansas $19.04 $39,610 # 36
Editor Salary in Alabama $20.14 $41,900 # 37
Editor Salary in West Virginia $19.23 $40,000 # 38
Editor Salary in Louisiana $20.65 $42,950 # 39
Editor Salary in Wisconsin $20.52 $42,680 # 40
Editor Salary in Oregon $19.97 $41,550 # 41
Editor Salary in South Dakota $21.31 $44,330 # 42
Editor Salary in Kentucky $18.64 $38,780 # 43
Editor Salary in Nebraska $17.99 $37,420 # 44
Editor Salary in Iowa $17.76 $36,940 # 45
Editor Salary in Wyoming $19.41 $40,370 # 46
Editor Salary in Mississippi $17.10 $35,570 # 47
Editor Salary in Arkansas $17.50 $36,400 # 48
Editor Salary in Montana $19.52 $40,590 # 49
Editor Salary in North Dakota $17.25 $35,870 # 50
Editor Salary in Idaho $15.20 $31,620 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become an Editor

Interested in becoming an editor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good editor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    A bachelors degree is required to be an Editor. An english literature degree is preferred.

  3. Get Hired

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    View all jobs →

    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.

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