"Web Content," "Video Production," and "Layout" aren't the only skills we found Editors list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Editor responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 76.5% of Editors have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 10.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming an Editor. While it's true that most Editors have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine Editors did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Editors who do attend college, typically earn either a English degree or a Journalism degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Editors include a Communication degree or a Photography degree.
When you're ready to become an Editor, you might wonder which companies hire Editors. According to our research through Editor resumes, Editors are mostly hired by Gannett, Dow Jones, and The Motley Fool. Now is a good time to apply as Gannett has 24 Editors job openings, and there are 19 at Dow Jones and 17 at The Motley Fool.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Editors tend to earn the biggest salaries at Facebook, Microsoft, and Asana. Take Facebook for example. The median Editor salary is $123,483. At Microsoft, Editors earn an average of $123,220, while the average at Asana is $104,036. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire Editors from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include McGraw-Hill Education, WarnerMedia, and Pearson Education Holdings Inc.
The industries that Editors fulfill the most roles in are the Media and Education industries. But the highest Editor annual salary is in the Technology industry, averaging $66,070. In the Internet industry they make $62,191 and average about $56,666 in the Media industry. In conclusion, Editors who work in the Technology industry earn a 24.6% higher salary than Editors in the Retail industry.