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Total Workforce

151k

Average Age

42.3

Average Salary

$61,032

Average Male Salary

$67,803

Average Female Salary

$55,959

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 Employment services. Editors are paid most in Palos Verdes Peninsula PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Crown Heights North & Prospect Heights PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,032

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,230

In 2018, Editors earned an average of $61,032, $7,144 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Lodging managers make somewhat more than Editors while Other Sales Workers 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

0.391

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Editors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.391, 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

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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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Industries by Share

151k

2018 Workforce

± 9,530

-1.5%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.04%

The number of people employed as Editors has been declining at a rate of -1.5%, from 153,122 people in 2017 to 150,822 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Editors employed by various industries. Periodical, book, & directory publishers employs the largest share of Editors at  24%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 12.6% and Motion pictures & video industries with 8.51%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Editors in the US. The average age of male Editors in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Editors is 41.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Editors is White.

Gender Composition

64.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,239

86.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,207

57.2% 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. Asian

  3. Black

83.7% of Editors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.07% of Editors, Asian 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

42.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.37

41.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.29

The median age of Editors is 42.3, and Male employees are generally 0.751 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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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