What Are The Training Requirements for Editors?

Editors need a bachelor's degree and less than 5 years experience.

Degrees for Editors
Typical education of Editors
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 3.1
Some College 11.0
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 56.2
Masters Degree 20.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 5.9

What Is the Employment Outlook for Editors?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 less editors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 42,000 more.

This career includes 117,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Editors Make?

On average, editors make $31.77 per hour or $66,080 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Editors?

Hourly income for Editors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Editors $14.31 $19.46 $27.51 $38.21 $53.66
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Media and communication workers $12.88 $18.20 $26.34 $37.17 $50.89
Writers and editors $15.39 $21.25 $29.59 $40.03 $54.31
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Editors?

Annual salary for Editors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Editors $29,760 $40,480 $57,210 $79,490 $111,610
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Media and communication workers $26,800 $37,860 $54,780 $77,310 $105,850
Writers and editors $32,010 $44,210 $61,550 $83,270 $112,960
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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