Highest Paying Industries for Editors

The top 100 highest paying industries for editors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $89,380, securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage is the highest paying industry for editors. It is followed by navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing industry (average annual salary $85,770). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of editors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Editors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$89,380
90
2 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$85,770
170
3 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$84,530
200
4 Offices of Physicians
$79,480
80
5 Transportation and Warehousing
$78,200
90
6 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$77,890
70
7 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$77,830
70
8 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$77,570
130
9 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$77,430
60
10 Chemical Manufacturing
$77,420
130
11 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$77,160
160
12 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$76,670
70
13 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$75,360
50
14 Scheduled Air Transportation
$75,050
n/a
15 Air Transportation
$75,050
n/a
16 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$74,790
70
17 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$73,660
130
18 Software Publishers
$73,150
860
19 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$72,070
30
20 Testing Laboratories
$69,880
40
21 Other Financial Investment Activities
$69,090
70
22 Finance and Insurance
$68,780
540
23 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$66,820
220
24 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$66,630
30
25 Manufacturing
$66,510
690
26 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$66,340
40
27 Legal Services
$66,100
30
28 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$65,900
350
29 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$65,750
850
30 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$65,520
60
31 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$64,480
50
32 Scientific Research and Development Services
$64,230
1,290
33 Engineering Services
$64,100
370
34 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$64,030
170
35 Health Care and Social Assistance
$64,020
n/a
36 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$63,630
230
37 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,530
2,120
38 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$63,230
430
39 Hospitals - State government owned
$63,220
50
40 Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,000
240
41 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$62,970
50
42 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$62,590
300
43 Depository Credit Intermediation
$62,520
30
44 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$62,250
240
45 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$62,170
40
46 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$61,640
600
47 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$61,540
120
48 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$61,460
450
49 Insurance Carriers
$61,150
160
50 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$61,130
3,750
51 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$60,820
450
52 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$60,420
320
53 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$60,350
1,390
54 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$59,990
180
55 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$59,930
410
56 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,820
110
57 Wholesale Trade
$59,620
920
58 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$59,600
80
59 Spectator Sports
$59,380
70
60 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$58,770
5,560
61 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$58,720
5,570
62 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$58,520
70
63 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$58,500
60
64 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$58,370
1,970
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,320
190
66 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$58,100
230
67 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$58,030
60
68 Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,540
130
69 Educational Services - Privately owned
$57,290
3,300
70 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,020
9,550
71 Other Information Services
$56,990
6,440
72 Office Administrative Services
$56,460
180
73 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$56,180
2,560
74 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$55,590
2,730
75 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,480
230
76 Temporary Help Services
$55,390
600
77 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$55,360
150
78 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$55,320
2,820
79 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$55,250
660
80 Educational Support Services
$55,250
660
81 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$55,160
n/a
82 Other Schools and Instruction
$55,160
n/a
83 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$55,080
60
84 Social Assistance
$54,950
n/a
85 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,810
340
86 Educational Services
$54,790
5,140
87 Telephone Call Centers
$54,550
n/a
88 Social Advocacy Organizations
$54,420
680
89 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$54,170
3,680
90 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,000
100
91 Employment Services
$53,890
790
92 Information
$53,750
67,110
93 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$53,610
52,980
94 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$53,550
2,160
95 Telecommunications
$53,520
530
96 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$53,320
52,120
97 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$53,060
80
98 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$52,710
990
99 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$52,380
n/a
100 Specialized Design Services
$51,510
420
See also: Highest paying cities for editors.