Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Lead Editor make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$59,413 / yrTotal Pay
$55,124 / yrBase Pay
$4,289 / yrAdditional Pay

$59,413

 / yr
$35K$100K
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The estimated total pay for a Lead Editor is $59,413 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $55,124 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,289 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Lead Editor

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$64,000

/yr

$64K | $500

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Lead Retoucher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

Submitted3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Lead Editor

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$130,000

/yr

$120K | $10K

Submitted13 days ago

15+ years
13 days ago
Lead Assistant Editor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$38

/hr

Submitted13 days ago

10-14 years
13 days ago
Lead Editor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted14 days ago

4-6 years
14 days ago
Lead Localisation Editor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$110,000

/yr

$80K | $30K

Submitted22 days ago

1-3 years
22 days ago
Lead Assistant Editor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$30

/hr

Submitted27 days ago

1-3 years
27 days ago
Lead Editor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$23

/hr

Submitted28 days ago

4-6 years
28 days ago

Lead Editor pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Lead Editor is $55,124 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lead Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 67 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Editor in United States is $92,195 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Editor in United States is $32,959 per year.

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