Managing Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for managing editors is 42 years. The managing editor workforce reached a whopping 42,885 in 2020!

Among managing editors, we discovered that 51.3% of them are women, while 44.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among managing editors is White, which makes up 78.8% of all managing editors. Comparatively, there are 7.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Asian ethnicity. Managing editors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, managing editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about managing editor demographics? We analyzed 12,039 managing 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.

Managing Editor Diversity

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

Managing Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among managing editors is White, which makes up 78.8% of all managing editors. Comparatively, there are 7.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.6%
  • Asian, 6.9%
  • Black or African American, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Managing Editors

The chart below shows that 41.7% of managing editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 17.6% and German is the third-most popular at 8.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 41.7%
  • French, 17.6%
  • German, 8.1%
  • Chinese, 4.6%
  • Italian, 4.2%
  • Other, 23.8%

Most Common Degree for Managing Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for managing editors. The most common degree for managing editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 65% of managing editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 22% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 77%
  • Masters degree, 10%
  • Certificate degree, 6%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Managing 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 managing editors.

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

Managing Editor Gender Over Time

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


Managing 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 managing editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Managing Editor

By looking over 12,039 managing editors resumes, we figured out that the average managing editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Managing Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of managing editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of managing 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 Managing 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%
Managing Editor45%51%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Managing Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Managing 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 managing editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
Expert Medical Writer15.82%
Television News Reporter19.36%
Comic Book Writer22.69%
Radio Artist25.03%
Certified Court Interpreter27.03%
Managing Editor28.26%
Community Relations Representative30.27%

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

Male Income
Female Income

Managing 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

Managing 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$81,128
Doctorate Degree$90,471
Master's Degree$91,405

Managing 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

Managing Editor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a managing editor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of managing editors is $65,063. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Managing Editors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Managing Editors Located?

By looking through more than 12,039 resumes, we found that the most popular places for managing editors are NY, New York and DC, Washington.

Number of Managing Editors

Managing Editor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire managing 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 Managing Editor Work In

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

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