Content Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for content editors is 42 years. The content editor workforce reached a whopping 31,026 in 2020!

Among content editors, we discovered that 53.7% of them are women, while 42.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among content editors is White, which makes up 78.3% of all content editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity. Content editors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, content editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about content editor demographics? We analyzed 3,391 content 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.

Content Editor Diversity

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

Content Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among content editors is White, which makes up 78.3% of all content editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.9%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Black or African American, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Content Editors

The chart below shows that 41.7% of content editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.3% and German is the third-most popular at 6.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 41.7%
  • French, 16.3%
  • German, 6.9%
  • Italian, 5.4%
  • Russian, 3.6%
  • Other, 26.1%

Most Common Degree for Content Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for content editors. The most common degree for content editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 62% of content editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 22% and rounding it off is associate degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 74%
  • Masters degree, 11%
  • Certificate degree, 6%
  • Associate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Content 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 content editors.

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

Content Editor Gender Over Time

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


Content 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 content editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Content Editor

By looking over 3,391 content editors resumes, we figured out that the average content editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Content Editor Age Breakdown

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

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Content 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 content editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
Business Writer15.82%
Food Writer19.36%
Advertising Writer22.69%
Arabic Linguist27.03%
Content Editor28.26%
Public Relations Associate30.27%

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

Male Income
Female Income

Content 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

Content 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$58,107
Doctorate Degree$65,052
Master's Degree$65,748

Content 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

Content Editor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a content editor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of content editors is $50,725. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Content Editors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Content Editors Located?

By looking through more than 3,391 resumes, we found that the most popular places for content editors are NY, New York and WA, Seattle.

Number of Content Editors

Content Editor Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Content Editor Jobs Are Remote?

13.8% Remote

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

86.2% 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 content 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 Content Editor Work In

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

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Fortune 500


Non Profits

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