Whether you’re just starting out your career, or looking to make a move, it can be important to know what part of the country offers the best chance for your long term career prospects. And for a very common profession like Editors, the regional differences can have a big impact on your salary and career options.
To help you make the best decision possible, we at Zippia wanted to look at the cities that offer editors the most for their career. These are the cities across the US where editors get paid well, relative to the cost of living, and jobs are plentiful.
So we did what we do best and dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which cities have the best opportunities for editors.The result is this list of the best cities editors:
So there you have it — Boulder is the best city when it comes to being a editor.
And where should you consider avoiding if you’re a editor? That would be Bakersfield.
Read on to see how we completed our research on the best cities for editors and for more on the top ten cities.
Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:
So in order to find out the best cities for editors in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well editors get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2015:
To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across cities, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.
This left us with enough data for 217 metro areas across the country. We then took the primary area of the metro and labeled that the ‘city’ for this analysis. So, for example, “Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division” became simply Boston.
In order to develop an overall ranking, we ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 217 where 1 was the best.
We then averaged all the rankings for a city into a Job Score with the city having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best city for editors in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each city so great for editors.
Total Jobs: 340
Average Annual Salary: $73,300
Average Entry Level Salary: $40,340
Location Quotient: 2.86
Total Jobs: 17,920
Average Annual Salary: $83,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $38,750
Location Quotient: 3.95
Total Jobs: 520
Average Annual Salary: $69,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $36,980
Location Quotient: 7.1
Total Jobs: 150
Average Annual Salary: $54,230
Average Entry Level Salary: $40,970
Location Quotient: 2.3
Total Jobs: 510
Average Annual Salary: $71,280
Average Entry Level Salary: $40,990
Location Quotient: 1.3
Total Jobs: 220
Average Annual Salary: $72,050
Average Entry Level Salary: $43,070
Location Quotient: 1.44
Total Jobs: 210
Average Annual Salary: $81,040
Average Entry Level Salary: $44,970
Location Quotient: 1.02
Total Jobs: 100
Average Annual Salary: $54,420
Average Entry Level Salary: $40,800
Location Quotient: 2.2
Total Jobs: 1,310
Average Annual Salary: $82,680
Average Entry Level Salary: $35,340
Location Quotient: 1.83
Total Jobs: 1,420
Average Annual Salary: $71,190
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,620
Location Quotient: 1.32
If you’re looking to start out your career as a editor these are the cities that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.
If you’re curious, here are the worst cities to be a editor in America:
|2||New York, NY||$83,270|
|5||West Palm Beach, FL||$71,280|
|9||San Francisco, CA||$82,680|
|11||Silver Spring, MD||$69,360|
|16||Santa Fe, NM||$52,040|
|20||Des Moines, IA||$54,420|
|22||Los Angeles, CA||$77,140|
|23||San Rafael, CA||$74,940|
|26||Palm Bay, FL||$72,230|
|28||Lake County, IL||$69,210|
|29||Ann Arbor, MI||$60,410|
|32||Kansas City, MO||$66,470|
|37||Sioux Falls, SD||$61,360|
|40||Nassau County, NY||$71,200|
|42||St. Louis, MO||$59,160|
|43||Montgomery County, PA||$63,810|
|48||Louisville/Jefferson County, KY||$52,970|
|54||San Jose, CA||$87,750|
|57||Fort Collins, CO||$56,140|
|59||Fort Worth, TX||$60,890|
|62||Santa Rosa, CA||$65,650|
|63||Port St. Lucie, FL||$65,730|
|64||Little Rock, AR||$49,520|
|65||College Station, TX||$53,300|
|67||Iowa City, IA||$42,440|
|70||San Antonio, TX||$53,110|
|71||Las Cruces, NM||$52,530|
|74||South Bend, IN||$54,790|
|78||New Orleans, LA||$55,260|
|86||San Diego, CA||$67,250|
|89||Santa Maria, CA||$56,800|
|96||Salt Lake City, UT||$57,160|
|97||Cape Coral, FL||$69,900|