Salary for Editors

Also known as:  Advertising Editor, Art Editor, Book Editor, Copy Desk Chief, Copy Editor, Index Editor, Manuscript Editor, Newspaper Photo Editor, Publications Editor, Rewrite Editor

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Editors prepare, edit, proofread, fact-check and rerwrite texts to ensure accuracy and improve readability. They may supervise or review the work of other editors. These professionals also determine layout of manuscripts, and select the placement of illustrations, photos and text. These professionals are generally required to have Bachelor's degrees and an excellent command of the English language.

An Editor gets wages in a range of 40000 - 60000 based on seniority. Editors will most likely receive an average compensation of Fifty Nine Thousand Six Hundred dollars each year.

Editors receive the highest salary in New York, where they can earn average compensation of approximately $77060. They can obtain the highest pay in Finance and Insurance, where they can get average pay levels of $74390.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.12 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Editors tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $74,390
Finance and Insurance $66,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises $63,330
Other Services (except Public Administration) $61,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $61,000
Information $59,620
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,090
Public Administration $52,770
Educational Services $53,450
Retail Trade $53,460
Transportation and Warehousing $54,940
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $55,580
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