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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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,010
25th Percentile Wage
$49,240
50th Percentile Wage
$68,050
75th Percentile Wage
$93,060
90th Percentile Wage
$131,610

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 $131,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of editors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,050
4.11% 18.38%
2016
$65,250
2.96% -
2015
$63,320
4.58% -
2014
$60,420
3.03% -
2013
$58,590
5.21% -
2012
$55,540
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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 $79,000. The highest paying area for editors in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $79,000. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $74,970). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $37,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$79,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$74,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$71,740
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$71,720
Fresno
$68,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$68,180
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$63,900
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$62,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$61,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$61,660
Salinas
$56,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$53,110
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$52,800
Modesto
$52,250
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$50,560
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$50,430
Stockton
$49,080
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$46,860
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$46,450
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$45,310
Vallejo-Fairfield
$44,520
Chico
$42,790
Visalia-Porterville
$38,640
Bakersfield-Delano
$37,170




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