Associate Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for associate editors is 42 years. The associate editor workforce reached a whopping 66,365 in 2020!

Among associate editors, we discovered that 54.3% of them are women, while 41.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among associate editors is White, which makes up 78.2% of all associate editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity. Associate editors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, associate editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about associate editor demographics? We analyzed 6,656 associate 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.

Associate Editor Diversity

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

Associate Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among associate editors is White, which makes up 78.2% of all associate editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.9%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Black or African American, 4.0%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Associate Editors

The chart below shows that 39.8% of associate editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 18.9% and German is the third-most popular at 6.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 39.8%
  • French, 18.9%
  • German, 6.2%
  • Italian, 5.8%
  • Chinese, 4.5%
  • Other, 24.8%

Most Common Degree for Associate Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for associate editors. The most common degree for associate editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 61% of associate editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 26% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 6%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 77%
  • Masters degree, 11%
  • Certificate degree, 5%
  • Associate degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Associate 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 associate editors.

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

Associate Editor Gender Over Time

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


Associate 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 associate editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Associate Editor

By looking over 6,656 associate editors resumes, we figured out that the average associate editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 42%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Associate Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of associate editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of associate 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 Associate 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%
Associate Editor42%54%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Associate Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Associate 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 associate editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
COM Writer15.82%
Radio Script Writer22.69%
Sports Commentator25.03%
Freelance Translator27.03%
Associate Editor28.26%
Sustainability Communicator30.27%

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

Male Income
Female Income

Associate 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

Associate 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$49,084
Doctorate Degree$53,373
Master's Degree$53,796

Associate 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

Associate Editor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an associate editor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of associate editors is $45,768. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Associate Editors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Associate Editors Located?

By looking through more than 6,656 resumes, we found that the most popular places for associate editors are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Associate Editors

Where Are Associate Editors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country associate editors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Associate Editor Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Associate Editor Jobs Are Remote?

11.8% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

88.2% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire associate 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 Associate Editor Work In

Employees with the associate editor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most associate 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 associate editors. Those industries include media, non profits and technology.

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Non Profits




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