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Training

Editors need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Editors
Training for Editors
Percent
Less than High School 0.7
High School 3.9
Some College 10.9
Associates Degree 4.0
Bachelors Degree 55.6
Masters Degree 20.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.6

Employment

Represents about 129,000 people in the United States- 12.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 less editors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 33,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, editors make $29.08 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Editors $14.10 $18.50 $25.10 $34.70 $47.30
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, editors make $60,490 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Editors $29,400 $38,640 $52,380 $72,340 $98,430
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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