Assistant Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for assistant editors is 42 years. The assistant editor workforce reached a whopping 57,559 in 2020!

Among assistant editors, we discovered that 51.5% of them are women, while 44.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among assistant editors is White, which makes up 77.9% of all assistant editors. Comparatively, there are 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.2% of the Asian ethnicity. Assistant editors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, assistant editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about assistant editor demographics? We analyzed 11,778 assistant editors resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Assistant Editor Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as assistant editors. Keep reading to find out what the results for assistant editors were.

Assistant Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among assistant editors is White, which makes up 77.9% of all assistant editors. Comparatively, there are 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.2% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 77.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.1%
  • Asian, 7.2%
  • Black or African American, 4.0%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Assistant Editors

The chart below shows that 39.5% of assistant editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 18.4% and German is the third-most popular at 7.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 39.5%
  • French, 18.4%
  • German, 7.2%
  • Italian, 5.3%
  • Chinese, 4.5%
  • Other, 25.1%

Most Common Degree for Assistant Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for assistant editors. The most common degree for assistant editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 66% of assistant editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 76%
  • Masters degree, 9%
  • Certificate degree, 6%
  • Associate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Assistant Editor Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among assistant editors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Assistant Editor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the assistant editor position over time.


Assistant Editor Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of assistant editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of assistant editors based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Assistant Editor

By looking over 11,778 assistant editors resumes, we figured out that the average assistant editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 39%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Assistant Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of assistant editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of assistant editors is 40+ years old, which represents 54% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Assistant Editors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Assistant Editor44%52%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Assistant Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Assistant Editors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to assistant editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
Technical Writing Consultant15.82%
Newspaper Correspondent19.36%
Radio Disc Jockey25.03%
Assistant Editor28.26%
Community Relations Assistant30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Assistant Editor?

Male Income
Female Income

Assistant Editor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Assistant Editor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$47,296
Doctorate Degree$51,697
Master's Degree$52,132

Assistant Editor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Assistant Editor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an assistant editor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of assistant editors is $42,447. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Assistant Editors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where assistant editors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Assistant Editors Located?

By looking through more than 11,778 resumes, we found that the most popular places for assistant editors are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of Assistant Editors

Assistant Editor Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ assistant editors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most assistant editors is the media industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire assistant editors.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Assistant Editor Work In

Employees with the assistant editor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most assistant editors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ assistant editors. Those industries include media, education and technology.

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