Editors Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,600
25th Percentile Wage
$38,530
50th Percentile Wage
$55,040
75th Percentile Wage
$78,180
90th Percentile Wage
$111,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in the industry sector of information. 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 $111,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid editors is $28,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of editors in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,0401.05%3.14%
201554,4601.30%-
201453,7500.35%-
201353,5600.47%-
201253,310--

Compare Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of editors in 20 industries in the information 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 wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry with an annual salary $81,430. The lowest paying industry is the wired telecommunications carriers industry (annual salary $45,400). For detailed editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$81,430
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$68,530
Sound Recording Industries
$60,880
Telecommunications
$60,270
Software Publishers
$58,520
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$58,210
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$58,000
Other Information Services
$57,200
Other Information Services
$57,200
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$56,220
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$56,220
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$54,580
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$54,510
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$54,110
Radio Broadcasting
$52,370
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$51,500
Television Broadcasting
$51,400
Newspaper Publishers
$48,190
Other Telecommunications
$46,140
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$45,400

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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