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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
$35,670
25th Percentile Wage
$49,120
50th Percentile Wage
$66,660
75th Percentile Wage
$94,040
90th Percentile Wage
$128,980

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 $128,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid editors is $35,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of editors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,660
4.11% 16.83%
2016
$63,920
5.91% -
2015
$60,140
5.19% -
2014
$57,020
4.44% -
2013
$54,490
-1.74% -
2012
$55,440
- -

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

The average salaries of editors in 15 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 legal services industry with an annual salary $74,710. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $45,130). For detailed editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$74,710
Specialized Design Services
$72,070
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$70,800
Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,080
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$69,880
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$69,640
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$67,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$66,660
Engineering Services
$66,510
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$65,190
Testing Laboratories
$64,720
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$64,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$62,590
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,060
Photographic Services
$45,130

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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