How much does a Editor make?

Updated Jan 6, 2022

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Employer Size

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$59,531 /yr
Average Base Pay

5,172 salaries

$36K

Low

$60K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Editor make? The national average salary for a Editor is $59,531 in United States. Filter by location to see Editor salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 5,172 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Editor employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Editor$59,531 /yr
L3
Senior Editor$83,042 /yr
L4
Lead Editor$64,569 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Assistant Editor

$47,549

per year

Editing

$52,522

per year

Editorial Assistant

$39,126

per year

Proofreader

$43,478

per year

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Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Editor

$130,855

 /yr
Range: $79K - $193K
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$79K

$193K

$79,384 - $193,111 Range

Hearst
3.6

Hearst

Editor

$64,861

 /yr
Range: $44K - $123K

$44K

$123K

$43,579 - $122,714 Range

Pearson
3.7

Pearson

Editor

$59,001

 /yr
Range: $41K - $97K

$41K

$97K

$41,039 - $96,923 Range

Business Wire
3.4

Business Wire

Editor

$50,912

 /yr
Range: $37K - $62K

$37K

$62K

$37,085 - $62,115 Range

Penguin Random House
3.9

Penguin Random House

Editor

$65,122

 /yr
Range: $51K - $85K

$51K

$85K

$51,312 - $85,000 Range

Condé Nast
3.4

Condé Nast

Editor

$82,243

 /yr
Range: $49K - $127K

$49K

$127K

$48,756 - $127,280 Range

Huffington Post
3.7

Huffington Post

Editor

$66,912

 /yr
Range: $52K - $95K

$52K

$95K

$52,150 - $95,117 Range

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NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Editor

$70,362

 /yr
Range: $43K - $114K

$43K

$114K

$42,971 - $114,027 Range

Patch
3.9

Patch

Editor

$50,392

 /yr
Range: $43K - $64K

$43K

$64K

$43,178 - $64,375 Range

Callisto Media
2.8

Callisto Media

Editor

$86,677

 /yr
Range: $70K - $93K

$70K

$93K

$69,753 - $92,689 Range

Vox Media
4.2

Vox Media

Editor

$65,424

 /yr
Range: $49K - $101K

$49K

$101K

$49,071 - $100,985 Range

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
3.3

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Editor

$64,258

 /yr
Range: $61K - $70K

$61K

$70K

$60,674 - $70,425 Range

McGraw Hill
3.8

McGraw Hill

Editor

$64,995

 /yr
Range: $51K - $73K

$51K

$73K

$51,229 - $72,851 Range

Scholastic
3.6

Scholastic

Editor

$64,754

 /yr
Range: $40K - $114K

$40K

$114K

$39,860 - $114,027 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.5

Meredith Corporation

Editor

$69,787

 /yr
Range: $49K - $150K

$49K

$150K

$49,071 - $149,523 Range

Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.1

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Editor

$48,744

 /yr
Range: $43K - $63K

$43K

$63K

$43,341 - $63,142 Range

Springer Nature
3.6

Springer Nature

Editor

$66,633

 /yr
Range: $48K - $209K

$48K

$209K

$48,291 - $209,182 Range

Future
3.1

Future

Editor

$61,302

 /yr
Range: $43K - $119K

$43K

$119K

$43,235 - $119,181 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.8

Thomson Reuters

Editor

$111,000

 /yr
Range: $39K - $223K

$39K

$223K

$39,402 - $222,661 Range

Wiley
3.9

Wiley

Editor

$76,764

 /yr
Range: $48K - $104K

$48K

$104K

$48,111 - $103,781 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Editor salaries

The national average salary for an Editor is $59,531 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5172 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Editor employees.

The highest salary for an Editor in United States is $98,706 per year.

The lowest salary for an Editor in United States is $35,904 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$74,000
per year
A Content Editor in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $74,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
$200 stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Social Editor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Additional Pay
$6k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$47,000
per year
An Editor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $47,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
An Editor in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$70,000
per year
An Editor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$3,000
monthly
An Editor in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $3,000 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$62,400
per year
An Academic Editor in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $62,400 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
College / University
$140,000
per year
An Editor in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
 
Full-time
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$20
hourly
A Content Editor in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public