Associate Editor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$53,000
$34,000
Min 10%
$53,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Thomson Reuters
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Delaware
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does an associate editor make?
The national average salary for an Associate Editor in the U.S. is $53,897 annually or $25.91 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $82,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $35,000 per year. Most Associate Editor jobs are in Media companies and Internet companies. States with the highest Associate Editor salaries include Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California, and Massachusetts. Most Associate Editors spend 2.5 years in the position.
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Average Associate Editor Salary By Location

As an Associate Editor in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $53,897 per year or $25.91 per hour. The top city when it comes to Associate Editor salaries is Washington, DC at $71,541 per year. Even as an entry-level Associate Editor, you will make $37,000 per year in Washington, DC. Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California, and Massachusetts are the states with the highest payscale for Associate Editors. On the other hand, Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Alabama report the lowest wages for Associate Editors.

Map of Associate Editor Salaries

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

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Average Associate Editor Salary By Company

If you are an Associate Editor, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Associate Editors are Media companies and Internet companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Associate Editors are Thomson Reuters and Citi. In addition, companies like Boston Medical Center and Wolters Kluwer Corporate & Financial Services report highly competitive salaries for Associate Editors.

Average Associate Editor Pay By Industry

Wages for Associate Editors can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Finance companies, Non Profits companies, and Technology companies pay their Associate Editors well. Finance companies pay their Associate Editors the highest wages, averaging $67,185 per year. Non Profits companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $55,412 and $54,551, respectively. The average salary for Associate Editors in the Media industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $51,779.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$67,185
$67k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$55,412
$55k
Technology
Technology
$54,551
$55k
Media
Media
$51,779
$52k

Associate Editor Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Associate Editor Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Associate Editor can range from $33,267 to $48,082 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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$32,000
$32,000
University of Michigan
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$38,000
$38,000
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$52,175
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