How much does a Writer/Editor make?

Updated 5 Dec 2021
USD 61K /yr
Average Base Pay

240 salaries

USD 38K

Low

USD 61K

Average

USD 98K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Writer/Editor is USD 60,969 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Writer/Editor in the United States is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 240 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Writer/Editor employees in the United States.

Seniority Levels

L2
EditorUSD 60K /yr
L3
Senior EditorUSD 83K /yr
L4
Lead EditorUSD 65K /yr
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USD 47,549

per year

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USD 50,862

per year

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USD 52,576

per year

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USD 51,912

per year

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Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Writer/Editor

USD 77,887

 /yr
Range: USD 64K - USD 108K
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USD 64K

USD 108K

USD 64,017 - USD 108,203 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Writer/Editor

USD 49,582

 /yr
Range: USD 43K - USD 77K

USD 43K

USD 77K

USD 42,814 - USD 76,529 Range

University of Iowa
4.2

University of Iowa

Writer/Editor

USD 53,938

 /yr
Range: USD 47K - USD 58K

USD 47K

USD 58K

USD 47,052 - USD 58,393 Range

INTER-PACIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Writer/Editor

USD 50,433

 /yr
Range: USD 44K - USD 53K

USD 44K

USD 53K

USD 44,075 - USD 52,905 Range

US Forest Service
3.9

US Forest Service

Writer/Editor

USD 62,100

 /yr
Range: USD 56K - USD 88K

USD 56K

USD 88K

USD 56,447 - USD 88,245 Range

ABC-CLIO
2.1

ABC-CLIO

Writer/Editor

USD 42,398

 /yr
Range: USD 41K - USD 44K

USD 41K

USD 44K

USD 40,901 - USD 43,944 Range

JBS International
3.7

JBS International

Writer/Editor

USD 88,335

 /yr
Range: USD 72K - USD 95K

USD 72K

USD 95K

USD 71,811 - USD 95,445 Range

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Penn State
4.3

Penn State

Writer/Editor

USD 44,903

 /yr
Range: USD 40K - USD 49K

USD 40K

USD 49K

USD 40,169 - USD 49,452 Range

The Center for Organizational Excellence
4.1

The Center for Organizational Excellence

Writer/Editor

USD 56,015

 /yr
Range: USD 56K - USD 56K

USD 56K

USD 56K

USD 56,015 - USD 56,144 Range

Herman Miller
3.9

Herman Miller

Writer/Editor
About 

USD 60K -USD 70K

USD 60K

USD 70K

USD 59,673 - USD 69,664 Range

FedWriters
4.9

FedWriters

Writer/Editor
About 

USD 70K -USD 75K

USD 70K

USD 75K

USD 69,700 - USD 75,453 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Writer/Editor - Hourly Contractor
About 

USD 29 -USD 32

 hourly

USD 29

USD 32

USD 29 - USD 32 Range

Amazon
3.7

Amazon

Writer/Editor
About 

USD 70K -USD 93K

USD 70K

USD 93K

USD 70,080 - USD 93,249 Range

Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Writer/Editor
About 

USD 40K -USD 51K

USD 40K

USD 51K

USD 39,603 - USD 51,475 Range

Z-Tech

Writer/Editor
About 

USD 75K -USD 82K

USD 75K

USD 82K

USD 74,798 - USD 82,189 Range

ViacomCBS
3.7

ViacomCBS

Writer/Editor - Contractor
About 

USD 66K -USD 116K

USD 66K

USD 116K

USD 66,292 - USD 116,454 Range

US Department of the Interior
3.8

US Department of the Interior

Writer/Editor
About 

USD 63K -USD 131K

USD 63K

USD 131K

USD 62,551 - USD 130,504 Range

Trend Pot

Writer/Editor - Hourly
About 

USD 20 -USD 24

 hourly

USD 20

USD 24

USD 20 - USD 24 Range

IB Times
2.4

IB Times

Writer/Editor - Monthly
About 

USD 2K -USD 4K

USD 2K

USD 4K

USD 2,257 - USD 4,032 Range

Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Writer/Editor - Contractor
About 

USD 27K -USD 87K

USD 27K

USD 87K

USD 26,531 - USD 86,867 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Writer/Editor salaries

The national average salary for a Writer/Editor is USD 60,969 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Writer/Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 240 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Writer/Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Writer/Editor in United States is USD 97,924 per year.

The lowest salary for a Writer/Editor in United States is USD 37,961 per year.

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