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Highest Paying States for Editors

The highest paying states 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 of editors in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $78,310, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for editors. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $72,490). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of editors in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Editors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$78,310
$45,980 3,000
2 New Jersey
$72,490
$43,430 2,800
3 Massachusetts
$68,600
$35,800 3,430
4 New York
$65,400
$35,330 19,890
5 California
$65,250
$33,390 10,880
6 Virginia
$64,630
$34,330 3,530
7 Maryland
$58,430
$33,640 2,210
8 Washington
$57,940
$33,180 1,750
9 Connecticut
$57,700
$32,310 960
10 Florida
$57,020
$32,140 4,340
11 Illinois
$56,020
$30,440 4,700
12 Colorado
$55,970
$27,120 1,860
13 Delaware
$55,670
$35,190 130
14 Alaska
$55,300
$33,140 90
15 Pennsylvania
$54,820
$28,940 3,100
16 Minnesota
$53,230
$28,160 2,880
17 Texas
$51,960
$27,190 5,290
18 Ohio
$51,270
$27,750 2,250
19 Hawaii
$51,120
$26,810 240
20 Missouri
$50,430
$26,920 950
21 Oregon
$49,520
$24,710 810
22 Michigan
$49,300
$24,200 1,510
23 North Carolina
$49,290
$28,730 1,980
24 Alabama
$48,570
$27,390 660
25 Nevada
$47,660
$31,960 460
26 Georgia
$47,590
$22,550 2,180
27 Kansas
$47,140
$19,610 550
28 Utah
$46,960
$22,760 860
29 New Mexico
$46,830
$22,510 360
30 South Dakota
$46,790
$28,230 170
31 West Virginia
$46,690
$27,190 230
32 Arizona
$46,450
$30,800 1,120
33 Vermont
$45,600
$29,520 300
34 Rhode Island
$44,670
$20,000 230
35 New Hampshire
$44,250
$32,590 440
36 Tennessee
$42,810
$26,060 1,150
37 Louisiana
$42,650
$24,480 490
38 Arkansas
$42,630
$25,880 490
39 Puerto Rico
$42,390
$24,020 270
40 Maine
$42,250
$26,840 430
41 Indiana
$42,170
$19,140 1,380
42 Wisconsin
$41,540
$25,470 1,800
43 Nebraska
$41,170
$21,070 460
44 Wyoming
$40,320
$19,310 140
45 Kentucky
$39,730
$19,960 780
46 Iowa
$39,650
$25,810 1,070
47 Oklahoma
$38,470
$24,210 750
48 Mississippi
$38,250
$18,660 380
49 North Dakota
$36,980
$22,910 170
50 South Carolina
$36,530
$24,460 880
51 Montana
$35,090
$19,190 240
52 Idaho
$34,520
$21,040 400
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