Information About Editors

Training Requirements for Editors

Editors need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Editors
Training for 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

Employment outlook for Editors

Represents about 117,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 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.


Hourly Income

On average, editors make $31.77 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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

Annual Salaries

On average, editors make $66,080 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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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