The salary statistics of editors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of editors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The editors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) editors is $111,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,760. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 275% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of editors from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of editors in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for editors occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $76,230. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $52,010).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only editors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of editors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,520 to $78,310. The highest paying state for editors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $78,310. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $34,520. For more salary information of editors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |