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 about the same as related careers in Montana. On average, they make less than copywriters but more than sports writers.

Career Median Salary
Copywriter salary $46K
Television writer salary $46K
Author salary $46K
Proofreader salary $44K
Editor salary $36K
Journalist salary $24K
Sports writer salary $20K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)