Editors

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Total Workforce

153k

Average Age

42

Estimated Job Growth

-1.41%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$58,729

Average Male Salary

$64,789

Average Female Salary

$53,461

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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 Software publishing. Editors are paid most in Palos Verdes Peninsula PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,729

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,242

In 2017, Editors earned an average of $58,729, $6,664 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Logisticians make somewhat more than Editors while Lodging managers 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

0.396

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Editors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.396, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Editors, by number of employees, are Periodical, book, & directory publishers, Newspaper publishers, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Editors, by average wage, are Software publishing, National security & international affairs, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

153k

2017 Workforce

± 9,602

-4.63%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.19%

The number of people employed as Editors has been declining at a rate of -4.63%, from 160,549 people in 2016 to 153,122 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Editors employed by various industries. Periodical, book, & directory publishers employs the largest share of Editors at  22.9%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 13.7% and Motion pictures & video industries with 9.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Editors in the US. The average age of male Editors in the workforce is 42.3 and of female Editors is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Editors is White.

Gender Composition

71.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,550

81.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,025

53.5% of Editors are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Editors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Editors

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

85.9% of Editors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.15% of Editors, Black 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 Gender

42.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.33

41.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.19

The median age of Editors is 42, and Male employees are generally 0.535 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Editors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Editors are expected to see a growth of -1.41% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-1.41%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Editors. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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