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Editors Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of editors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare editors salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Editors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,860
25th Percentile Wage
$44,060
50th Percentile Wage
$52,570
75th Percentile Wage
$66,220
90th Percentile Wage
$80,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $80,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid editors is $37,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of editors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,5701.83%6.22%
201551,6100.91%-
201451,1402.58%-
201349,8201.04%-
201249,300--

Compare Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of editors in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $56,730. The lowest paying industry is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (annual salary $48,160). For detailed editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,730
State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,150
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,480
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$53,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,780
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,570
Federal government, including USPS
$49,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$48,160

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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