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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 among Washington metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,180
25th Percentile Wage
$39,240
50th Percentile Wage
$57,940
75th Percentile Wage
$75,880
90th Percentile Wage
$98,010

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 $98,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.95
25th Percentile Wage
$18.87
50th Percentile Wage
$27.86
75th Percentile Wage
$36.47
90th Percentile Wage
$47.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for editors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.12. The median hourly salary is $27.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.95.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of editors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,940-2.85%-5.23%
201559,5904.83%-
201456,7103.05%-
201354,980-10.89%-
201260,970--

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 $65,530. The highest paying area for editors in Washington is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $65,530. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Spokane (mean annual salary $61,140). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tacoma
$65,530
Spokane
$61,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$59,830
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$59,620
Bremerton-Silverdale
$51,840
Bellingham
$50,840
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,650
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$48,170
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,650


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