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Editors Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for editors in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of editors amongst Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Editors in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,870
25th Percentile Wage
$43,750
50th Percentile Wage
$63,330
75th Percentile Wage
$81,690
90th Percentile Wage
$100,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,870.

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
$63,330
8.51% 3.73%
2016
$57,940
-2.85% -
2015
$59,590
4.83% -
2014
$56,710
3.05% -
2013
$54,980
-10.89% -
2012
$60,970
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Editors in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of editors in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of editors in state of Washington ranges from $38,650 to $66,810. The highest paying area for editors in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $66,810. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $66,660). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$66,810
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$66,660
Tacoma
$63,110
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$56,090
Spokane
$55,100
Bremerton-Silverdale
$52,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$52,360
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,650
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,520
Bellingham
$46,800
Olympia
$46,460
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,650




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