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Editors Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of editors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare editors salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,470
25th Percentile Wage
$46,250
50th Percentile Wage
$63,920
75th Percentile Wage
$89,300
90th Percentile Wage
$124,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $124,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid editors is $33,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of editors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,9205.91%13.27%
201560,1405.19%-
201457,0204.44%-
201354,490-1.74%-
201255,440--

Compare Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of editors in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 specialized design services industry with an annual salary $74,190. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $51,300). For detailed editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialized Design Services
$74,190
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$73,210
Scientific Research and Development Services
$69,340
Engineering Services
$67,070
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$66,850
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$66,150
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$66,070
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$65,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,920
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$60,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$59,120
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,190
Photographic Services
$51,300

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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