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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Content Editor Salary

$59,186 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

$28.45 hourly

Entry level Salary
$39,000 yearly
$39,000
10 %
$59,186
Median
$89,000
90 %

How much does a Content Editor make?

Content editors make $59,186 per year on average, or $28.45 per hour, in the United States. Content editors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $89,000.

Location impacts how much a content editor can expect to make. Content editors make the most in New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Delaware.

Highest Paying States For Content Editors

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

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Average Salary:

Content Editor average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$77,675$37.341,114
2Rhode Island$74,884$36.0041
3Connecticut$73,311$35.25121
4California$71,758$34.501,425
5Nevada$70,149$33.7358
6Delaware$72,939$35.0730
7Alaska$65,014$31.2638
8New Hampshire$73,626$35.4039
9District of Columbia$68,844$33.10250
10Virginia$65,380$31.43492
11Vermont$62,160$29.8833
12North Dakota$62,031$29.8228
13West Virginia$64,905$31.2030
14Massachusetts$61,280$29.46477
15Louisiana$67,132$32.2746
16Maryland$62,049$29.83376
17Arizona$63,199$30.38135
18New Jersey$61,453$29.54278
19Maine$64,187$30.8617
20Hawaii$63,001$30.2927
21Michigan$57,915$27.84190
22Washington$57,727$27.75323
23Pennsylvania$57,408$27.60314
24Kansas$58,479$28.1160
25Kentucky$60,645$29.1655
26Georgia$58,410$28.08262
27North Carolina$54,529$26.22313
28Illinois$55,267$26.57422
29Tennessee$55,548$26.71127
30Montana$54,028$25.9835
31Oklahoma$56,903$27.3654
32South Dakota$55,734$26.8015
33Minnesota$54,206$26.06184
34New Mexico$55,161$26.5247
35Idaho$52,560$25.2747
36Oregon$50,217$24.14250
37Arkansas$52,574$25.2859
38Texas$51,239$24.63626
39Wyoming$45,760$22.0033
40Colorado$51,145$24.59192
41Mississippi$54,621$26.2621
42Nebraska$47,191$22.6971
43Ohio$51,271$24.65206
44Wisconsin$49,314$23.71132
45Alabama$50,536$24.3068
46Utah$43,458$20.89127
47South Carolina$48,951$23.5387
48Florida$44,775$21.53417
49Missouri$40,436$19.44163
50Indiana$45,635$21.94118
51Iowa$42,732$20.5476

Highest Paying Cities For Content Editors

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$77,725$37.37
2San Francisco, CA$75,370$36.24
3Bristol, CT$73,307$35.24
4Washington, DC$68,872$33.11
5Baltimore, MD$62,379$29.99
6Englewood, NJ$61,802$29.71
7Boston, MA$61,308$29.48
8Seattle, WA$58,713$28.23
9Atlanta, GA$58,379$28.07
10Philadelphia, PA$57,635$27.71
11Chicago, IL$55,669$26.76
12Mooresville, NC$54,173$26.04
13Minneapolis, MN$54,156$26.04
14Austin, TX$51,907$24.96
15Englewood, CO$51,193$24.61

Content Editor Salary Details

Content Editor Salary

What is a Content Editor's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$89,000$7,417$43
75th Percentile$73,000$6,083$35
Average$59,186$4,932$28
25th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
10th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Journalist$55,774$4,648$26.8111,488
Writer$65,718$5,476$31.6013,931
Editing Internship$40,504$3,375$19.4749,315
Reporter$50,000$4,167$24.0411,179
Technical Editor$62,303$5,192$29.9578,423
Production Editor$48,655$4,055$23.3962,877

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Microsoft Jobs (27)
  2. Google Jobs (13)
  3. Yahoo Jobs (15)
  4. Cengage Learning Jobs (10)
  5. Dotdash Jobs (9)

Which Companies Pay Content Editors The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Interbrand and McClatchy are the highest paying companies for content editors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Interbrand$83,962$40.37
2McClatchy$81,690$39.2767
3BuzzFeed$78,909$37.9435
4Pittsburgh Steelers$76,354$36.71
5National Football League$76,254$36.669
6ServiceNow$74,407$35.7716
7Goldman Sachs$74,197$35.67
8Ernst & Young$72,325$34.7740
9Aptara$70,994$34.13
10Oxford University Press$70,687$33.9818
11Marsh & McLennan Companies$70,334$33.818
12American Institutes for Research$69,885$33.60
13Medical Billing$69,246$33.29
14PVH$69,231$33.283
15VitalSource$69,051$33.202
16Dotdash$68,995$33.17
17Ziff Davis$68,771$33.0612
18Genuine Parts$68,561$32.961
19Tribune Publishing$68,192$32.7836
20CompareNetworks$68,150$32.76

How Much Do Content Editors Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a content editor salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The internet industry pays content editors an average salary of $67,856

  2. The manufacturing industry pay $67,615

  3. The lowest paying industry for content editors is the media industry. Content editors in this industry earn an average salary of $67,358

Highest Paying Industries For Content Editors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Internet$67,856$32.62
2Manufacturing$67,615$32.51
3Technology$67,532$32.47
4Media$67,358$32.38

High Paying Content Editor Jobs

Content Editor Salary Trends

Average Content Editor Salary Over Time

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

    Content Editor Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$59,200$28.45+3.2%
    2021$57,300$27.54+3.1%
    2020$55,500$26.70+1.2%
    2019$54,900$26.38+2.7%
    2018$53,400$25.68+2.1%

    Recently Added Content Editor Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    SoundtransitContent EditorSeattle, WA05/30/2022$60,000
    CuratedFreelance Content EditorBoston, MA05/27/2022$31,305
    University of PennsylvaniaMagazine and Digital Content EditorPhiladelphia, PA05/23/2022$42,953
    Institute for Nonprofit NewsFstv Digital Content Editor | Institute for Nonprofit News-Institute for Nonprofit NewsDenver, CO05/19/2022$37,566
    Justrite Safety GroupSEO Content Curator and EditorDeerfield, IL05/10/2022$64,697
    ProgressiveDigital Content EditorMayfield, OH05/10/2022$61,845
    California State University, SacramentoWriter/Content Editor (Pa/Cs II)Sacramento, CA05/09/2022$42,180
    GivewellContent Editors at GivewellOakland, CA05/05/2022$65,000
    Sound TransitContent EditorSeattle, WA05/05/2022$60,000
    CuratedFreelance Content EditorBoston, MA04/27/2022$31,305

    Content Editor Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Content Editors the most?

    New York pays Content Editors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $77,675 per year, or $37.34 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Content Editor?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Content Editor if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Rhode Island you should be paid close to $74,884 per year.

    What type of Content 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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