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Editor in the United States

How much does a Editor earn in the United States? The average Editor salary in the United States is $67,949 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $58,602 and $76,960. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Reviews, edits, and re-writes a variety of documents. Ensures that all documents meet required and accepted format and content standards. Evaluates content for clarity, accuracy, and consistency. May coordinate with production team to produce final drafts. Requires a bachelor's degree . Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience.

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  1. This Job:

    Editor

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Editor, Sr.

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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