Editor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Editor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $48,280
Alabama $48,570
Arkansas $44,820
Arizona $43,784
California $68,530
Colorado $57,350
Connecticut $64,860
District of Columbia $80,210
Delaware $61,840
Florida $53,150
Georgia $55,830
Hawaii $77,221
Iowa $49,349
Idaho $48,233
Illinois $48,130
Indiana $47,627
Kansas $49,152
Kentucky $43,148
Louisiana $38,210
Massachusetts $71,730
Maryland $56,040
Maine $48,720
Michigan $52,740
Minnesota $58,820
Missouri $47,460
Mississippi $48,320
Montana $35,690
North Carolina $52,080
North Dakota $36,980
Nebraska $44,200
New Hampshire $53,370
New Jersey $69,550
New Mexico $40,240
Nevada $49,770
New York $83,070
Ohio $52,450
Oklahoma $39,240
Oregon $54,170
Pennsylvania $49,510
Puerto Rico $37,630
Rhode Island $67,660
South Carolina $39,400
South Dakota $45,830
Tennessee $45,100
Texas $70,660
Utah $60,990
Virginia $65,050
Vermont $46,350
Washington $63,540
Wisconsin $46,350
West Virginia $49,320
Wyoming $43,440

How do editor salaries compare to similar careers?

Editors earn 15% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than technical writers but more than sports writers.

Career Median Salary
Technical writer salary $65K
Copywriter salary $54K
Editor salary $54K
Author salary $45K
Proofreader salary $43K
Sports writer salary $25K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)