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Editors Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of editors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare editors salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,200
25th Percentile Wage
$39,290
50th Percentile Wage
$55,960
75th Percentile Wage
$75,380
90th Percentile Wage
$113,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $113,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid editors is $23,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,9601.13%5.63%
201555,3304.74%-
201452,7100.70%-
201352,340-0.90%-
201252,810--

Compare Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of editors in seven industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry with an annual salary $59,990. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $39,980). For detailed editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$59,990
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$59,990
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$53,820
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$52,680
Spectator Sports
$52,220
Performing Arts Companies
$40,110
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$39,980

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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