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Updated July 11, 2022

Average News Editor Salary

$49,484 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

$23.79 hourly

Entry level Salary
$31,000 yearly
$31,000
10 %
$49,484
Median
$78,000
90 %

How much does a News Editor make?

News editors make $49,484 per year on average, or $23.79 per hour, in the United States. News editors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $78,000.

Location impacts how much a news editor can expect to make. News editors make the most in New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For News Editors

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

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News Editor average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$76,864$36.95884
2Massachusetts$69,695$33.51317
3Connecticut$67,812$32.6082
4Rhode Island$70,462$33.8824
5Vermont$60,691$29.1825
6District of Columbia$60,255$28.97227
7New Hampshire$70,855$34.0629
8New Jersey$61,734$29.68195
9Virginia$55,899$26.87420
10West Virginia$56,355$27.0932
11Delaware$64,697$31.1020
12Maryland$54,625$26.26322
13Nevada$55,434$26.6541
14Alaska$49,174$23.6434
15Maine$62,997$30.2914
16California$51,245$24.64943
17Pennsylvania$51,383$24.70235
18North Dakota$45,189$21.7325
19Michigan$51,285$24.66140
20Hawaii$49,788$23.9423
21Arizona$48,637$23.38104
22Illinois$47,017$22.60289
23North Carolina$44,513$21.40240
24Louisiana$49,832$23.9638
25Washington$45,931$22.08221
26Kentucky$50,719$24.3846
27Colorado$46,869$22.53140
28Kansas$47,357$22.7750
29Tennessee$44,036$21.17105
30Oklahoma$45,275$21.7748
31New Mexico$43,568$20.9539
32Georgia$44,620$21.45183
33Ohio$44,968$21.62148
34Idaho$42,467$20.4233
35Oregon$40,651$19.54198
36Wisconsin$41,732$20.06107
37Wyoming$36,332$17.4730
38Texas$40,881$19.65453
39Minnesota$42,589$20.48123
40Arkansas$41,234$19.8244
41Montana$40,790$19.6122
42South Dakota$42,494$20.4313
43Nebraska$37,461$18.0161
44Mississippi$41,147$19.7820
45Utah$35,755$17.1985
46Indiana$39,105$18.8089
47South Carolina$38,249$18.3978
48Missouri$32,902$15.82139
49Alabama$38,151$18.3465
50Florida$33,648$16.18335
51Iowa$34,404$16.5462

Highest Paying Cities For News Editors

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Syracuse, NY$78,557$37.77
2Medford, MA$69,835$33.57
3Washington, DC$60,279$28.98
4Arlington, VA$58,958$28.35
5San Francisco, CA$55,025$26.45
6Las Vegas, NV$54,877$26.38
7Ann Arbor, MI$50,838$24.44
8Anchorage, AK$49,461$23.78
9Glendale, AZ$48,767$23.45
10Chicago, IL$47,487$22.83
11Seattle, WA$46,752$22.48
12Ardmore, OK$46,327$22.27
13Raleigh, NC$45,417$21.84
14Duluth, GA$44,907$21.59
15Medford, OR$43,630$20.98

News Editor Salary Details

News Editor Salary

What is a News Editor's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$78,000$6,500$38
75th Percentile$63,000$5,250$30
Average$49,484$4,124$24
25th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
10th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15

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
Technical Writer$73,703$6,142$35.4375,090
Editorial Internship$46,050$3,838$22.1451,667
Content Writer$60,383$5,032$29.0319,621
Technical Writer And Editor$63,997$5,333$30.7778,617

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Bloomberg Jobs (12)
  2. Dow Jones Jobs (12)
  3. NBC Holdings Jobs (9)
  4. Breeze Jobs (8)
  5. Los Angeles Times Jobs (8)

Which Companies Pay News Editors The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, LinkedIn and Bloomberg are the highest paying companies for news editors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1LinkedIn$101,576$48.832
2Bloomberg$96,462$46.3820
3Apple$65,872$31.6737
4Interactive Brokers$60,698$29.181
5McClatchy$58,437$28.0972
6AXIOS HR$57,534$27.66
7Dow Jones$57,505$27.6592
8Gannett$57,387$27.59341
9Crain Communications$56,365$27.106
10University of Wisconsin System$55,804$26.832
11University of Alaska$55,566$26.7114
12Lee Enterprises$55,519$26.6994
13The Washington Post$55,508$26.6939
14The New York Times Company$55,392$26.6396
15Medical Billing$55,042$26.46
16The George Washington University$55,032$26.46
17MediaNews Group$54,272$26.0936
18S&P Global$54,165$26.048
19Westwood One Radio Networks Inc$53,889$25.91
20University of Massachusetts Boston$53,411$25.68

How Much Do News Editors Make In Different Industries?

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

  1. The utilities industry pays news editors an average salary of $62,461

  2. The manufacturing industry pay $56,661

  3. The lowest paying industry for news editors is the media industry. News editors in this industry earn an average salary of $50,214

Highest Paying Industries For News Editors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Utilities$62,461$30.03
2Manufacturing$56,661$27.24
3Education$50,907$24.47
4Media$50,214$24.14

High Paying News Editor Jobs

News Editor Salary Trends

Average News Editor Salary Over Time

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

    News Editor Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$49,500$23.79+3.2%
    2021$47,900$23.03+3.1%
    2020$46,400$22.32+1.2%
    2019$45,900$22.05+2.7%
    2018$44,700$21.47+2.1%

    Recently Added News Editor Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    KeraAudience Editor, Kera NewsDallas, TX05/28/2022$70,000
    Institute for Nonprofit NewsAudience Engagement Editor | Institute for Nonprofit News-Institute for Nonprofit NewsNome, AK05/19/2022$54,540
    Institute for Nonprofit NewsEconomic Justice Editor | Institute for Nonprofit News-Institute for Nonprofit NewsBoston, MA05/19/2022$60,000
    Institute for Nonprofit NewsBreaking News Editor | Institute for Nonprofit News-Institute for Nonprofit NewsAustin, TX05/19/2022$85,000
    Institute for Nonprofit NewsAudience Editor | Institute for Nonprofit News-Institute for Nonprofit NewsMinneapolis, MN05/19/2022$65,000
    Institute for Nonprofit NewsInvestigations Editor | Institute for Nonprofit News-Institute for Nonprofit NewsSeattle, WA05/19/2022$68,000
    S&P GlobalEditor, Americas News (NaturalHouston, TX05/17/2022$65,000
    American Public MediaEditor, Breaking NewsPasadena, CA05/12/2022$85,230
    Nexstar Media Group Inc.Editor I, NewsColorado Springs, CO05/10/2022$35,000
    Johnson County Community CollegeNews Editor, Student Media CenterOverland Park, KS05/05/2022$26,693

    News Editor Salaries FAQs

    What state pays News Editors the most?

    New York pays News Editors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $76,864 per year, or $36.95 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a News 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 $70,855 per year.

    What type of News 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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