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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 $79,430, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for editors. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $73,200). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$79,430
$48,070 3,260
2 Massachusetts
$73,200
$41,660 3,140
3 New Jersey
$68,560
$35,600 2,920
4 New York
$68,490
$36,440 19,160
5 California
$68,050
$34,010 10,940
6 Virginia
$65,400
$33,880 3,590
7 Washington
$63,330
$33,870 1,770
8 Delaware
$61,770
$38,900 120
9 Connecticut
$60,600
$33,130 990
10 Colorado
$57,640
$24,450 1,890
11 Maryland
$57,290
$30,080 2,230
12 Pennsylvania
$57,130
$31,080 3,210
13 Florida
$55,900
$31,600 4,540
14 Illinois
$55,890
$31,610 4,220
15 Oregon
$53,860
$26,900 900
16 Michigan
$52,090
$29,510 1,560
17 Texas
$51,960
$27,190 5,710
18 Ohio
$51,510
$25,560 2,400
19 Hawaii
$51,120
$26,810 420
20 Nevada
$50,880
$32,940 540
21 Alaska
$50,780
$32,210 80
22 West Virginia
$50,550
$28,410 190
23 North Carolina
$50,110
$28,610 2,190
24 Missouri
$49,700
$27,790 1,220
25 Minnesota
$49,440
$29,780 2,470
26 Kansas
$49,340
$22,400 590
27 Arizona
$49,020
$32,900 910
28 Alabama
$48,570
$27,390 490
29 Utah
$48,520
$26,430 1,020
30 Georgia
$47,660
$22,510 2,200
31 Maine
$47,530
$19,680 380
32 Indiana
$46,720
$27,150 1,110
33 New Hampshire
$46,340
$33,410 470
34 Arkansas
$46,020
$31,780 400
35 South Dakota
$45,990
$31,450 170
36 Tennessee
$45,840
$31,220 1,290
37 Wisconsin
$45,200
$28,160 1,830
38 Vermont
$44,980
$26,410 290
39 Mississippi
$44,830
$20,890 370
40 Rhode Island
$44,670
$20,000 220
41 North Dakota
$44,360
$26,130 150
42 Wyoming
$44,250
$19,210 130
43 Iowa
$44,160
$25,770 930
44 New Mexico
$44,040
$22,520 350
45 Idaho
$41,900
$22,180 410
46 Nebraska
$41,900
$21,400 420
47 Louisiana
$38,800
$22,710 450
48 Kentucky
$38,390
$21,730 900
49 Oklahoma
$37,150
$24,460 680
50 Montana
$37,040
$25,360 260
51 Puerto Rico
$36,680
$23,870 320
52 South Carolina
$35,610
$23,720 800
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