Senior Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for senior editors is 42 years. The senior editor workforce reached a whopping 41,793 in 2020!

Among senior editors, we discovered that 46.0% of them are women, while 50.0% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among senior editors is White, which makes up 78.2% of all senior editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of senior editors are located in NY, New York and DC, Washington.

Senior editors are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, senior editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry. Looking at senior editor statistics, we found was that Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and West Virginia are where senior editors find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about senior editor demographics? We analyzed 6,715 senior 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.

Senior Editor Diversity

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

Senior Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among senior editors is White, which makes up 78.2% of all senior editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.9%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Black or African American, 4.0%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Editors

The chart below shows that 39.6% of senior editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.8% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 6.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 39.6%
  • French, 16.8%
  • Chinese, 6.5%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Mandarin, 5.8%
  • Other, 25.0%

Most Common Degree for Senior Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for senior editors. The most common degree for senior editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 58% of senior editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 26% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 75%
  • Masters degree, 12%
  • Certificate degree, 6%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Senior 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 senior editors.

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

Senior Editor Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
50%
47%
45%
42%
40%
37%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Senior 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 senior editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Senior Editor

By looking over 6,715 senior editors resumes, we figured out that the average senior editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior 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 Senior 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
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Senior Editor50%46%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Senior Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior 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 senior editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Documentary Script Writer15.82%
Political Reporter19.36%
Contract Writer22.69%
Show Host25.03%
Interpreter27.03%
Senior Editor28.26%
Media Supervisor30.27%

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

male-income
Male Income
$81,450
female-income
Female Income
$77,687

Senior 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
$85,072
$83,405
$81,739
$80,072
$78,406
$76,739
$75,073
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Senior 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
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$79,552
Doctorate Degree$86,132
Master's Degree$86,780

Senior 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
$89,290
$86,780
$84,270
$81,760
$79,249
$76,739
$74,229
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Senior Editor Heatmaps

Where Do Senior Editors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Editors Located?

By looking through more than 6,715 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior editors are NY, New York and DC, Washington.

Number of Senior Editors

Senior Editor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

Employees with the senior editor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior editors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior editors. Those industries include media, technology and non profits.

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Media

Technology

Fortune 500

Non Profits

Finance

Senior Editor Jobs