Editors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
142k
Average Age
42.3
Estimated Job Growth
−7.33%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$61,761
Average Male Salary
$68,527
Average Female Salary
$56,233

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Editors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Periodical, book, & directory publishers is the industry that employs the most Editors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Editors, by average wage, is Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services. Editors are paid most in Freehold Borough PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,761
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,402

In 2020, Editors earned an average of $61,761, $5,807 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Logisticians make somewhat more than Editors while Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Editors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.395
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Editors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.395, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Editors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Editors.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Editors.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

142k
2020 Workforce
± 9,246
−6.47%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.69%

The number of people employed as Editors has been declining at a rate of −6.47%, from 151,788 people in 2019 to 141,965 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Editors employed by various industries. Periodical, book, & directory publishers employs the largest share of Editors at  24.4%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 14.6% and Motion pictures & video industries with 7.57%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Editors in the US. The average age of male Editors in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Editors is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Editors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

63.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,201
78.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,861

55% of Editors are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Editors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Editors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

79.7% of Editors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.17% of Editors, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Editors.

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Age by Sex

43.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.39
41.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.27

The median age of Editors is 42.3, and Male employees are generally 1.57 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Editors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Editors is Communications but a relatively high number of Editors hold a major in English.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Editors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Editors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Editors need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Editors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Editors are expected to see a growth of −7.33% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−7.33%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Editors. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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