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Editors Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for editors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of editors among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Editors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,390
25th Percentile Wage
$45,550
50th Percentile Wage
$65,250
75th Percentile Wage
$94,680
90th Percentile Wage
$133,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.05
25th Percentile Wage
$21.90
50th Percentile Wage
$31.37
75th Percentile Wage
$45.52
90th Percentile Wage
$64.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for editors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.01. The median hourly salary is $31.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.05.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of editors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,2502.96%14.88%
201563,3204.58%-
201460,4203.03%-
201358,5905.21%-
201255,540--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Editors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of editors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of editors in state of California ranges from $37,170 to $77,000. The highest paying area for editors in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $77,000. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $76,020). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $37,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$77,000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$76,020
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$70,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$70,520
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,390
Fresno
$68,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$64,870
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$64,050
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$62,280
Stockton
$59,930
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$59,250
Salinas
$59,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$51,000
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$50,560
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$46,860
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$45,310
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$43,300
Chico
$42,790
Visalia-Porterville
$38,640
Bakersfield-Delano
$37,170


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