Editors Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of editors in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare editors salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) editors is $93,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid editors is $33,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of editors in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
5.74% -3.59%
-2.21% -
7.83% -
-22.27% -
4.59% -
- -

Compare Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of editors in six industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for editors occupations is the electronics and appliance stores industry with an annual salary $58,090. The lowest paying industry is the nonstore retailers industry (annual salary $54,180). For detailed editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Book Stores and News Dealers
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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