|Quick Facts: Editors|
|2012 Median Pay||$53,880 per year
$25.90 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||115,300|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||-2% (Little or no change)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||-2,800|
What Editors Do
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Although most editors work in offices, a growing number work remotely from home. The work can be stressful because editors often have tight deadlines. More than half worked in the publishing industry in 2012.
How to Become an Editor
Proficiency with computers and a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or English is typically required to be an editor.
The median annual wage for editors was $53,880 in May 2012.
Employment of editors is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022, as print media continue to face strong pressure from online publications. Competition for jobs with established newspapers and magazines will be particularly strong.