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Magazine Editors

Earnings

Salaried editors who worked for newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers earned an average of $55,390 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The middle 50 percent of all editors earned between $42,690 and $82,160. Salaries ranged from less than $31,500 to more than $117.810. Senior editors at large-circulation magazines average more than $125,000 a year. In addition, many editors supplement their salaried income by doing freelance work.

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