Average Assignment Editor Salary
$57,000 yearly
$27.57 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$39,000
10 %
$57,000
Median
$83,000
90 %
What Is The Average Assignment Editor Salary?
The average assignment editor salary is $57,348 per year, or $27.57 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $83,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Delaware provide the highest assignment editor salaries.

Average Assignment Editor Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where assignment editors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Assignment Editor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$47,357
$47,357
$22.77
$22.77
Alaska
Alaska
$59,156
$59,156
$28.44
$28.44
Arizona
Arizona
$58,811
$58,811
$28.27
$28.27
Arkansas
Arkansas
$53,200
$53,200
$25.58
$25.58
California
California
$59,332
$59,332
$28.52
$28.52
Colorado
Colorado
$60,055
$60,055
$28.87
$28.87
Connecticut
Connecticut
$71,186
$71,186
$34.22
$34.22
Delaware
Delaware
$70,300
$70,300
$33.80
$33.80
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$70,838
$70,838
$34.06
$34.06
Florida
Florida
$59,503
$59,503
$28.61
$28.61
Georgia
Georgia
$53,464
$53,464
$25.70
$25.70
Hawaii
Hawaii
$70,745
$70,745
$34.01
$34.01
Idaho
Idaho
$51,271
$51,271
$24.65
$24.65
Illinois
Illinois
$63,557
$63,557
$30.56
$30.56
Indiana
Indiana
$46,534
$46,534
$22.37
$22.37
Iowa
Iowa
$36,956
$36,956
$17.77
$17.77
Kansas
Kansas
$60,297
$60,297
$28.99
$28.99
Kentucky
Kentucky
$63,414
$63,414
$30.49
$30.49
Louisiana
Louisiana
$64,054
$64,054
$30.80
$30.80
Maine
Maine
$59,643
$59,643
$28.67
$28.67
Maryland
Maryland
$59,747
$59,747
$28.72
$28.72
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$65,666
$65,666
$31.57
$31.57
Michigan
Michigan
$53,794
$53,794
$25.86
$25.86
Minnesota
Minnesota
$53,104
$53,104
$25.53
$25.53
Mississippi
Mississippi
$57,710
$57,710
$27.75
$27.75
Missouri
Missouri
$56,469
$56,469
$27.15
$27.15
Montana
Montana
$57,475
$57,475
$27.63
$27.63
Nebraska
Nebraska
$55,896
$55,896
$26.87
$26.87
Nevada
Nevada
$59,937
$59,937
$28.82
$28.82
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$67,069
$67,069
$32.24
$32.24
New Jersey
New Jersey
$64,692
$64,692
$31.10
$31.10
New Mexico
New Mexico
$54,549
$54,549
$26.23
$26.23
New York
New York
$81,231
$81,231
$39.05
$39.05
North Carolina
North Carolina
$46,636
$46,636
$22.42
$22.42
North Dakota
North Dakota
$59,751
$59,751
$28.73
$28.73
Ohio
Ohio
$52,225
$52,225
$25.11
$25.11
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$52,674
$52,674
$25.32
$25.32
Oregon
Oregon
$56,046
$56,046
$26.95
$26.95
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$56,370
$56,370
$27.10
$27.10
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$71,110
$71,110
$34.19
$34.19
South Carolina
South Carolina
$50,198
$50,198
$24.13
$24.13
South Dakota
South Dakota
$60,816
$60,816
$29.24
$29.24
Tennessee
Tennessee
$45,185
$45,185
$21.72
$21.72
Texas
Texas
$56,152
$56,152
$27.00
$27.00
Utah
Utah
$53,991
$53,991
$25.96
$25.96
Vermont
Vermont
$62,756
$62,756
$30.17
$30.17
Virginia
Virginia
$62,459
$62,459
$30.03
$30.03
Washington
Washington
$58,074
$58,074
$27.92
$27.92
West Virginia
West Virginia
$67,679
$67,679
$32.54
$32.54
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$48,215
$48,215
$23.18
$23.18
Wyoming
Wyoming
$40,763
$40,763
$19.60
$19.60

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Highest Paying Cities For Assignment Editor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
New York, NY
$81,722
$81,722
$39.29
$39.29
Bristol, CT
Bristol, CT
$70,678
$70,678
$33.98
$33.98
Federal Way, WA
Federal Way, WA
$59,008
$59,008
$28.37
$28.37
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
$58,228
$58,228
$27.99
$27.99
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$53,169
$53,169
$25.56
$25.56

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Average Assignment Editor Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    2021
    $57,300
    $57,300
    $27.57
    $27.57
    +1.2%
    +1.2%
    2020
    2020
    $56,700
    $56,700
    $27.24
    $27.24
    +2.7%
    +2.7%
    2019
    2019
    $55,200
    $55,200
    $26.52
    $26.52
    +2.1%
    +2.1%
    2018
    2018
    $54,000
    $54,000
    $25.96
    $25.96
    +2.0%
    +2.0%
    2017
    2017
    $52,900
    $52,900
    $25.44
    $25.44
    +1.3%
    +1.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Journalist

    Avg. salary: $52,292

    A journalist is responsible for creating written correspondence, covering various subjects as the management requires. This task involves a lot of research investigations, conducting interviews, and gathering reliable sources to verify the authenticity of data before releasing the articles on news portals and other social platforms. Journalists should have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, conveying information to the target audience with high accuracy and efficiency. They analyze opinions and testimonies, create eye-catching headlines, and ensure adherence to deadlines.
    8,136 Journalist Jobs
    Reporter

    Avg. salary: $41,720

    In journalism, a reporter is responsible for relaying truthful and reliable information to the public audience through various mediums such as print and media. A reporter must ensure to gather necessary and factual data that are supported by interviews and comments of those involved, remain unbiased in all aspects, produce a concise and comprehensive informational material within an allotted time, and efficiently coordinate with every staff. Furthermore, a reporter must remain professional at all times and adhere to the policies and regulations set by the company or network.
    9,741 Reporter Jobs
    Writer

    Avg. salary: $57,412

    A writer can have different responsibilities depending on which industry or line of work they are involved. There are writers assigned in a corporate setting, some in journalism, while there are also writers in the entertainment Industry. Although they focus on varying types of writing, they all function to inform. Among the typical duties of writers involve producing content within allotted time or deadline, gather information and verify to ensure accuracy, proofread, and undergo review and revisions.
    11,607 Writer Jobs
    News Reporter

    Avg. salary: $38,960

    News Reporters collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events through interview, investigation, or observation. They carry cameras and take photos and video footage of objects or places of potential significance.
    9,936 News Reporter Jobs
    Technical Writer

    Avg. salary: $63,423

    Technical Writers specialize in producing easy-to-understand instructional or informational written materials, such as media and journal articles, assessments and guidelines, and legal forms of documentation. For Technical Writers to develop well-versed content, one must conduct thorough research on the topic or idea to ensure factual legitimacy and communicate with those whose expertise aligns with the subject. Aside from producing, Technical Writers can also improve or convert complex written materials such as operating manuals or documents into one that can be easily understood by the general public.
    48,299 Technical Writer Jobs
    Editorial Internship

    Avg. salary: $31,813

    An editorial intern is responsible for assisting the editorial team in publishing digital and media content, writing articles, and managing readers' reviews. Editorial interns must have excellent knowledge of the industry they work for, suggesting the latest trends and featured topics, taking notes of the tenured employees' advice and observations, and actively joining brainstorming sessions. An editorial intern must be detail-oriented and take constructive feedback as an opportunity to learn. It is also crucial to have outstanding communication and proofreading skills and keep all the materials confidential until release.
    32,851 Editorial Internship Jobs

    Assignment Editor Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an assignment editor can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Assignment Editors The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as an assignment editor, being employed by a company such as The Walt Disney Company or Altice USA would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Nexstar Media Group and Tegna also report highly competitive salaries for assignment editors.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Assignment Editor SalaryAssignment Editor Salary Range
    1The Walt Disney Company
    4.8
    $71,045
    $54k
    $81k
    2Altice USA
    4.8
    $69,189
    $54k
    $81k
    3Nexstar Media Group
    4.5
    $68,010
    $54k
    $81k
    4Tegna
    4.5
    $67,318
    $54k
    $81k
    5Middle East Broadcasting Networks
    3.8
    $67,050
    $54k
    $81k
    6Sinclair Broadcast Group
    4.3
    $67,039
    $54k
    $81k

    Recently Added Assignment Editor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    12/23/2019
    12/23/2019
    $50,684
    $50,684
    12/23/2019
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Lawrence, KS
    Lawrence, KS
    08/26/2019
    08/26/2019
    $16,696
    $16,696
    08/26/2019
    Assignment Editor I
    Assignment Editor I
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    03/16/2017
    03/16/2017
    $51,000
    $51,000
    03/16/2017
    Italian American Digital Project, Inc.
    Italian American Digital Project, Inc.
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    07/20/2016
    07/20/2016
    $38,875
    $38,875
    07/20/2016
    Westwood Productions, Inc.
    Westwood Productions, Inc.
    Production Assignment Editor
    Production Assignment Editor
    Production Assignment Editor
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    03/22/2016
    03/22/2016
    $37,000
    $37,000
    03/22/2016
    Westwood Productions, Inc.
    Westwood Productions, Inc.
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    03/17/2016
    03/17/2016
    $36,941
    $36,941
    03/17/2016
    Westwood Productions, Inc.
    Westwood Productions, Inc.
    Bilingual Assignment Editor
    Bilingual Assignment Editor
    Bilingual Assignment Editor
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    03/17/2016
    03/17/2016
    $37,000
    $37,000
    03/17/2016
    Italian American Digital Project, Inc.
    Italian American Digital Project, Inc.
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    03/23/2015
    03/23/2015
    $37,001
    $37,001
    03/23/2015
    Assignment Editor I
    Assignment Editor I
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    02/11/2015
    02/11/2015
    $56,837
    $56,837
    02/11/2015
    Assignment Editor
    Assignment Editor
    Culver City, CA
    Culver City, CA
    03/24/2014
    03/24/2014
    $68,245
    $68,245
    03/24/2014

    Average Assignment Editor Salary by Demographic

    Assignment Editor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $57,550
    female-income
    Female Income
    $53,777
    Median Assignment Editor Income by Race
    White assignment editors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino assignment editors have the lowest average salary at $54,690.
    $58,000
    $57,000
    $56,000
    $55,000
    $54,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$54,756
    White$57,586
    Black or African American$56,116
    Asian$55,170
    Hispanic or Latino$54,690
    Average Assignment Editor Salary by Education Level
    Assignment editors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $60,916 annually. With a Doctorate degree, assignment editors earn a median annual income of $60,266 compared to $53,777 for assignment editors with an Bachelors degree.
    $62,000
    $60,000
    $58,000
    $56,000
    $54,000
    $52,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$60,916
    Bachelor's Degree$53,777
    Doctorate Degree$60,266