Editors Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Editors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,830
25th Percentile Wage
$41,930
50th Percentile Wage
$58,770
75th Percentile Wage
$80,950
90th Percentile Wage
$114,460

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 $114,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,830. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 271% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of editors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,770
2.65% 8.32%
2016
$57,210
2.10% -
2015
$56,010
2.00% -
2014
$54,890
1.35% -
2013
$54,150
0.50% -
2012
$53,880
- -

Table 2. Editors Salary by Industry Sector

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 $72,930. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $53,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$72,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,640
Manufacturing
$69,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$66,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$64,640
Wholesale Trade
$63,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$62,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,590
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$61,690
Educational Services
$58,510
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,050
Information
$56,750
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$55,330
Retail Trade
$55,180
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,830

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Editors by States

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 $35,610 to $79,430. The highest paying state for editors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $79,430. The lowest paying state is South Carolina with a median annual salary of $35,610. 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
$79,430
Massachusetts
$73,200
New Jersey
$68,560
New York
$68,490
California
$68,050
Virginia
$65,400
Washington
$63,330
Delaware
$61,770
Connecticut
$60,600
Colorado
$57,640
Maryland
$57,290
Pennsylvania
$57,130
Florida
$55,900
Illinois
$55,890
Oregon
$53,860
Michigan
$52,090
Texas
$51,960
Ohio
$51,510
Hawaii
$51,120
Nevada
$50,880
Alaska
$50,780
West Virginia
$50,550
North Carolina
$50,110
Missouri
$49,700
Minnesota
$49,440
Kansas
$49,340
Arizona
$49,020
Alabama
$48,570
Utah
$48,520
Georgia
$47,660
Maine
$47,530
Indiana
$46,720
New Hampshire
$46,340
Arkansas
$46,020
South Dakota
$45,990
Tennessee
$45,840
Wisconsin
$45,200
Vermont
$44,980
Mississippi
$44,830
Rhode Island
$44,670
North Dakota
$44,360
Wyoming
$44,250
Iowa
$44,160
New Mexico
$44,040
Idaho
$41,900
Nebraska
$41,900
Louisiana
$38,800
Kentucky
$38,390
Oklahoma
$37,150
Montana
$37,040
Puerto Rico
$36,680
South Carolina
$35,610



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