Editor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Editor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $83,070
Hawaii $77,221
District of Columbia $80,210
Massachusetts $71,730
Texas $70,660
California $68,530
New Jersey $69,550
Utah $60,990
Virginia $65,050
Connecticut $64,860
Delaware $61,840
Washington $63,540
North Carolina $52,080
Rhode Island $67,660
Minnesota $58,820
Georgia $55,830
Kansas $49,152
Ohio $52,450
Idaho $48,233
Maryland $56,040
Iowa $49,349
Colorado $57,350
Pennsylvania $49,510
Florida $53,150
Michigan $52,740
New Hampshire $53,370
Nevada $49,770
Oregon $54,170
Missouri $47,460
Tennessee $45,100
Illinois $48,130
Indiana $47,627
West Virginia $49,320
Kentucky $43,148
Maine $48,720
Alaska $48,280
Wyoming $43,440
Vermont $46,350
Wisconsin $46,350
South Dakota $45,830
Nebraska $44,200
Arkansas $44,820
Arizona $43,784
South Carolina $39,400
Mississippi $48,320
Oklahoma $39,240
New Mexico $40,240
Louisiana $38,210
Montana $35,690
Puerto Rico $37,630

How do editor salaries compare to similar careers?

Editors earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than technical writers but more than proofreaders.

Career Median Salary
Technical writer salary $70K
Author salary $62K
Television writer salary $62K
Copywriter salary $62K
Editor salary $53K
Photojournalist salary $36K
Content manager salary $40K
Translator salary $35K
Proofreader salary $39K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)