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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Associate Editor Salary

$56,349 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$27.09 hourly

Entry level Salary
$35,000 yearly
$35,000
10 %
$56,349
Median
$89,000
90 %

How much does an Associate Editor make?

Associate editors make $56,349 per year on average, or $27.09 per hour, in the United States. Associate editors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $89,000.

Location impacts how much an associate editor can expect to make. Associate editors make the most in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Delaware.

Highest Paying States For Associate Editors

Associate Editor average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Massachusetts$80,060$38.49293
2New York$72,656$34.93776
3Connecticut$78,171$37.5882
4Rhode Island$81,419$39.1422
5Vermont$67,237$32.3325
6District of Columbia$67,434$32.42221
7New Hampshire$80,582$38.7427
8New Jersey$71,069$34.17179
9Virginia$63,064$30.32372
10California$64,422$30.971,016
11Alaska$57,935$27.8531
12Delaware$73,798$35.4821
13Maryland$61,190$29.42277
14Maine$70,949$34.1112
15West Virginia$58,753$28.2527
16Pennsylvania$57,834$27.80218
17North Dakota$50,723$24.3921
18Washington$51,350$24.69211
19Nevada$57,161$27.4834
20North Carolina$48,798$23.46216
21Michigan$50,637$24.34107
22Arizona$48,920$23.5299
23Oregon$44,298$21.30192
24Kentucky$49,991$24.0344
25Illinois$44,953$21.61284
26Idaho$43,958$21.1335
27Hawaii$46,276$22.2521
28Louisiana$50,055$24.0631
29Colorado$45,280$21.77142
30Georgia$46,534$22.37175
31Kansas$45,743$21.9946
32Montana$45,164$21.7120
33Ohio$45,087$21.68133
34Tennessee$43,819$21.0781
35New Mexico$42,077$20.2338
36Minnesota$43,670$21.00119
37Wyoming$36,907$17.7429
38South Dakota$44,578$21.4311
39Oklahoma$42,989$20.6740
40Wisconsin$40,271$19.36106
41Texas$40,095$19.28406
42Nebraska$37,330$17.9549
43South Carolina$41,152$19.7862
44Arkansas$39,695$19.0843
45Utah$34,937$16.8088
46Mississippi$41,256$19.8316
47Alabama$38,888$18.7056
48Florida$34,730$16.70335
49Missouri$31,849$15.31122
50Indiana$37,582$18.0782
51Iowa$34,013$16.3557

Highest Paying Cities For Associate Editors

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Stoughton, MA$80,290$38.60
2Stamford, CT$77,446$37.23
3Albany, NY$74,012$35.58
4Hoboken, NJ$71,691$34.47
5San Francisco, CA$71,469$34.36
6Washington, DC$67,512$32.46
7Alexandria, VA$65,841$31.65
8Annapolis, MD$61,393$29.52
9Easton, PA$59,797$28.75
10Atlanta, GA$46,371$22.29
11Colorado Springs, CO$45,841$22.04
12Chicago, IL$45,350$21.80
13Saint Paul, MN$43,700$21.01
14Portland, OR$43,606$20.96
15Mason, OH$41,669$20.03

Associate Editor Salary Details

Associate Editor Salary

What is an Associate Editor's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$89,000$7,417$43
75th Percentile$71,000$5,917$34
Average$56,349$4,696$27
25th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
10th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Journalist$55,774$4,648$26.8111,488
Staff Writer$50,893$4,241$24.4780,547
Editorial Internship$46,050$3,838$22.1451,667
Reporter$50,000$4,167$24.0411,179
Writer$65,718$5,476$31.6013,931
Content Writer$60,383$5,032$29.0319,621

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. TechTarget Jobs (10)
  2. John Wiley & Sons Jobs (15)
  3. CMP Jobs (10)
  4. AAAS Jobs (9)
  5. Oxford University Press Jobs (19)

Which Companies Pay Associate Editors The Most?

The highest paying companies for associate editors are Citi and BuzzFeed according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Metropolitan Opera and Kabam report highly competitive wages for associate editors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Citi$110,186$52.97
2BuzzFeed$100,388$48.2621
3Metropolitan Opera$100,104$48.13
4Kabam$97,320$46.794
5PitchBook Data$95,802$46.064
6American Physical Society$95,157$45.7510
7WebMD$90,976$43.745
8Backblaze$90,480$43.50
9John Wiley & Sons$89,941$43.24
10SAGE Publishing$89,445$43.004
11HarperCollins$89,251$42.916
12AAAS$88,399$42.50
13Cengage Learning$88,359$42.48
14PRWeek$87,588$42.1111
15We Communications$87,245$41.9417
16Penguin Random House$87,006$41.83
17IEEE Foundation$86,169$41.43
18Yardi$85,479$41.10
19Research Foundation of The City University of New York$84,210$40.49
20SourceMedia$84,016$40.39

How Much Do Associate Editors Make In Different Industries?

Associate editor salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the finance, media, and professional industries tend to offer much higher salaries for associate editors. For example, associate editors make a whopping average salary of $81,750 while working in the finance industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $80,280 in the media industry and $79,710 in the professional industry.

Associate editors may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $73,984.

Highest Paying Industries For Associate Editors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$81,750$39.30
2Media$80,280$38.60
3Professional$79,710$38.32
4Technology$78,262$37.63
5Education$73,984$35.57

High Paying Associate Editor Jobs

Associate Editor Salary Trends

Average Associate Editor Salary Over Time

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

    Associate Editor Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$56,300$27.09+3.2%
    2021$54,500$26.22+3.1%
    2020$52,900$25.42+1.2%
    2019$52,200$25.11+2.7%
    2018$50,800$24.45+2.1%

    Recently Added Associate Editor Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Level AllAssociate EditorNew York, NY05/27/2022$60,000
    Waggener EdstromAssociate EditorNew York, NY05/20/2022$50,000
    S&P GlobalAssociate Editor, NuclearWashington, DC05/19/2022$46,200
    Institute for Nonprofit NewsAssociate Editor at 5280 Publishing | Institute for Nonprofit News-Institute for Nonprofit NewsDenver, CO05/19/2022$48,000
    S&P GlobalAssociate Editor, NuclearHouston, TX05/19/2022$46,200
    AvispaAssociate Commerce Editor (H)Los Angeles, CA05/05/2022$58,436
    AvispaAssociate Commerce Editor (H)Los Angeles, CA04/15/2022$58,436
    Avispa TechnologyAssociate Commerce Editor (H)Los Angeles, CA04/13/2022$58,436
    Avispa TechnologyAssociate Commerce Editor (H)Los Angeles, CA04/13/2022$58,436
    American City Business JournalsAssociate EditorDenver, CO04/07/2022$60,000

    Associate Editor Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Associate Editors the most?

    Rhode Island pays Associate Editors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $81,419 per year, or $39.14 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Associate Editor?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Associate Editor if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Hampshire you should be paid close to $80,582 per year.

    What type of Associate Editor gets paid the most?

    Senior Editor gets paid the most. Senior Editor made a median salary of $85,256. The best-paid 10 percent make $103,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $70,000.

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