How much does a Development Editor make?

Updated Jul 30, 2021

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$57,177 /yr
Average Base Pay

90 salaries

$43K

Low

$57K

Average

$76K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Development Editor is $57,177 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Development Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 90 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Development Editor employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Editor$58,419 /yr
L3
Senior Editor$81,790 /yr
L4
Lead Editor$63,754 /yr
Career Path

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Pearson
3.6

Pearson

Development Editor

$52,359

 /yr
Range: $48K - $70K
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$48K

$70K

$47,515 - $69,812 Range

Cengage
4.1

Cengage

Development Editor

$53,780

 /yr
Range: $46K - $80K

$46K

$80K

$45,837 - $79,785 Range

Oxford University Press
3.3

Oxford University Press

Development Editor

$61,759

 /yr
Range: $60K - $67K

$60K

$67K

$59,649 - $66,821 Range

Macmillan Education
3.6

Macmillan Education

Development Editor

$50,461

 /yr
Range: $46K - $54K

$46K

$54K

$46,316 - $53,788 Range

Elsevier
3.9

Elsevier

Development Editor

$60,470

 /yr
Range: $43K - $69K

$43K

$69K

$42,546 - $68,656 Range

Macmillan Learning
3.8

Macmillan Learning

Development Editor

$49,315

 /yr
Range: $43K - $89K

$43K

$89K

$42,740 - $88,776 Range

Wolters Kluwer
3.7

Wolters Kluwer

Development Editor

$54,778

 /yr
Range: $47K - $78K

$47K

$78K

$46,932 - $77,861 Range

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Thomson Reuters
4

Thomson Reuters

Development Editor

$46,658

 /yr
Range: $45K - $49K

$45K

$49K

$45,289 - $49,279 Range

McGraw Hill
3.8

McGraw Hill

Development Editor

$51,889

 /yr
Range: $51K - $59K

$51K

$59K

$50,647 - $59,294 Range

Wiley
3.9

Wiley

Development Editor

$62,156

 /yr
Range: $43K - $71K

$43K

$71K

$43,067 - $71,120 Range

Manning Publications

Development Editor - Hourly
About 

$31 -$35

 hourly

$31

$35

$31 - $35 Range

IGI Global
2.3

IGI Global

Development Editor
About 

$29K -$32K

$29K

$32K

$29,293 - $32,464 Range

Zovio
2.8

Zovio

Development Editor
About 

$66K -$76K

$66K

$76K

$66,190 - $76,269 Range

Taylor & Francis Group
3.8

Taylor & Francis Group

Development Editor
About 

$45K -$51K

$45K

$51K

$45,469 - $50,708 Range

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RedNova Learning

Development Editor
About 

$50K -$56K

$50K

$56K

$49,857 - $55,876 Range

Pearson
3.6

Pearson

Development Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

$22 -$43

 hourly

$22

$43

$22 - $43 Range

Bedford/St. Martin's
3.7

Bedford/St. Martin's

Development Editor
About 

$55K -$61K

$55K

$61K

$55,261 - $60,875 Range

POPSUGAR
3.5

POPSUGAR

Development Editor - Contractor
About 

$63K -$68K

$63K

$68K

$62,984 - $68,466 Range

United Methodist Publishing
3.6

United Methodist Publishing

Development Editor
About 

$36K -$39K

$36K

$39K

$36,142 - $39,387 Range

O'Reilly Media
3.8

O'Reilly Media

Development Editor
About 

$76K -$82K

$76K

$82K

$76,119 - $82,368 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Development Editor salaries

The national average salary for a Development Editor is $57,177 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Development Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 90 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Development Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Development Editor in United States is $76,222 per year.

The lowest salary for a Development Editor in United States is $42,890 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent development editor salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$25
hourly
A Data Imagery Editor in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$10
hourly
A Research Editor in the Coos Bay, OR Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Coos Bay, OR Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$50
hourly
An Editor in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Self-Employed
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$65,000
per year
An Editor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$58,000
per year
An Editor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$24,000
per year
A Publishing Consultant in the Bloomington, IN Area area reported making $24,000 per year
Additional Pay
$144k cash bonus
$576k commissions
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Bloomington, IN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
An Editor in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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