Career Attributes

  • $43,966
  • 127,400
  • 3.4
  • -1.4%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • English Literature
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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 $43,967. Salaries typically start from $15,754 and go up to $74,564.

Average Editor Hourly Wage in the United States

Editors earn an average hourly wage of $21.14. Hourly wages typically start from $7.57 and go up to $35.85.

Source: CareerExplorer (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
1919
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.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Editor satisfaction

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Editor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Editor Earnings

The highest earning Editors in the United States earn:

$35.85
an hour
$74,563.6
per year
Senior Editor Earnings

Senior Editors in the United States earn:

$25.11
an hour
$52,235.5
per year
Experienced Editor Earnings

Experienced Editors in the United States earn:

$18.19
an hour
$37,827.7
per year
Junior Editor Earnings

Junior Editors in the United States earn:

$13.46
an hour
$27,987.6
per year
Starting Editor Earnings

Starting Editors in the United States earn:

$7.57
an hour
$15,753.8
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Editor Salary Comparison

Editors earn more than 67% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Television Writer Salary $66k
Technical Writer Salary $61k
Copywriter Salary $53k
Content Manager Salary $46k
Editor Salary $43k
Food Critic Salary $42k
Translator Salary $39k
Proofreader Salary $36k
Author Salary $33k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Editor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Editor Salary in United States $21.14 $43,966.8 # 1
Editor Salary in New York $20.35 $42,324.8 # 2
Editor Salary in California $19.75 $41,072.2 # 3
Editor Salary in Colorado $19.01 $39,534.5 # 4
Editor Salary in Virginia $18.70 $38,900.8 # 5
Editor Salary in Georgia $18.60 $38,687.0 # 6
Editor Salary in North Carolina $18.37 $38,210.9 # 7
Editor Salary in Washington $17.81 $37,036.2 # 8
Editor Salary in Pennsylvania $17.74 $36,903.2 # 9
Editor Salary in Texas $17.37 $36,126.2 # 10
Editor Salary in Ohio $17.27 $35,923.6 # 11
Editor Salary in Massachusetts $17.16 $35,698.2 # 12
Editor Salary in Minnesota $16.72 $34,768 # 13
Editor Salary in Illinois $16.42 $34,152.9 # 14
Editor Salary in Maryland $16.34 $33,994.5 # 15
Editor Salary in Florida $16.21 $33,710.3 # 16

Career Attributes

  • $43,966
  • 127,400
  • 3.4
  • -1.4%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • English Literature
More Attributes