Social Media Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for social media editors is 42 years. The social media editor workforce reached a whopping 40,963 in 2020!

Among social media editors, we discovered that 53.1% of them are women, while 41.4% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among social media editors is White, which makes up 78.6% of all social media editors. Comparatively, there are 7.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.0% of the Asian ethnicity. Social media editors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, social media editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry.

From where do we know all information about social media editor demographics? We analyzed 2,519 social media 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.

Social Media Editor Diversity

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

Social Media Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among social media editors is White, which makes up 78.6% of all social media editors. Comparatively, there are 7.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 78.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.7%
  • Asian, 7.0%
  • Black or African American, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Social Media Editors

The chart below shows that 41.1% of social media editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.4% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.8%.

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  • Spanish, 41.1%
  • French, 16.4%
  • Chinese, 5.8%
  • Mandarin, 5.3%
  • Italian, 5.3%
  • Other, 26.1%

Most Common Degree for Social Media Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for social media editors. The most common degree for social media editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 70% of social media editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 71%
  • Associate degree, 9%
  • Certificate degree, 8%
  • Masters degree, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Social Media 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 social media editors.

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

Social Media Editor Gender Over Time

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

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

Social Media 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 social media editors changed.

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Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Social Media Editor

By looking over 2,519 social media editors resumes, we figured out that the average social media editor enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Social Media Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of social media editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of social media 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 Social Media 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%
Social Media Editor41%53%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Social Media Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Social Media 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 social media editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Free Lance Writer15.82%
Staff Reporter19.36%
Contract Writer22.69%
Weathercaster25.03%
Arabic Linguist27.03%
Social Media Editor28.26%
Sports Information Director30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Social Media Editor?

male-income
Male Income
$49,251
female-income
Female Income
$46,806

Social Media 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
$51,607
$50,524
$49,441
$48,358
$47,275
$46,192
$45,109
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Social Media 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$48,017
Doctorate Degree$52,304
Master's Degree$52,728

Social Media 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
$54,362
$52,728
$51,094
$49,460
$47,826
$46,192
$44,558
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Social Media Editor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a social media editor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of social media editors is $38,856. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Social Media Editors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Social Media Editors Located?

By looking through more than 2,519 resumes, we found that the most popular places for social media editors are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of Social Media Editors

Where Are Social Media Editors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country social media editors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Social Media Editor Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Social Media Editor Jobs Are Remote?

20.8% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

79.2% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire social media 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 Social Media Editor Work In

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

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Public

Private

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 social media editors. Those industries include media, hospitality and technology.

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Media

Hospitality

Fortune 500

Technology

Retail

Social Media Editor Jobs