Editors

General Information

Description

Plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit64.34%
  2. Self-employed16.80%
  3. Private, not for profit12.67%
  4. State and local government4.27%
  5. Federal government1.64%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of editors is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 11,200 openings for editors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$63,400

State-by-state Salary

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$85,660
$37,950
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 80%
  • Master's degree 17%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • Post-master's certificate 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Communications and Media
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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