|Quick Facts: Editors|
$63,350 per year
$30.46 per hour
|Less than 5 years|
What Editors Do
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Most editors work in offices, whether onsite with their employer or from a remote location. The work can be stressful because editors often have tight deadlines.
How to Become an Editor
Editors typically need a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or English, along with writing and proofreading experience.
The median annual wage for editors was $63,350 in May 2021.
Employment of editors is projected to decline 5 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Despite declining employment, about 10,200 openings for editors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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