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7.4% Jobs Projection
$80,210 Median Salary
350 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Editors in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Editors in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Editors in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Editors Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 3,330 Editors working in the state.

There were 3,260 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 950 Editors working in it, which means District of Columbia has more Editors than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Editors in this state are growing at a rate of 7.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 350 annual Editors job openings in District of Columbia, and 3,500 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 12,000 annual jobs and 125,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Editors Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $48,250 to $148,520 with $80,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.2 to $71.4. The median hourly rate was $38.56.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.19 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.37.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia Metros for Editors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Editors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,260 $76,810

Top States for Editors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Editors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 19,140 $70,200
California 11,060 $68,530
Texas 5,490 $53,450
Florida 4,190 $53,150
Illinois 3,830 $58,540
Virginia 3,450 $65,050
District of Columbia 3,330 $80,210
Massachusetts 3,160 $71,730
New Jersey 3,130 $69,550
Pennsylvania 3,020 $55,750
Minnesota 2,700 $54,160
Maryland 2,280 $56,040
Georgia 2,190 $55,830
Ohio 2,090 $52,450
North Carolina 2,090 $52,080
Colorado 2,010 $57,350
Washington 1,830 $63,540
Tennessee 1,690 $45,100
Michigan 1,670 $52,740
Wisconsin 1,580 $46,350

Below are the states where Editors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $80,210
Massachusetts $71,730
New York $70,200
New Jersey $69,550
California $68,530
Rhode Island $67,660
Virginia $65,050
Connecticut $64,860
Hawaii $64,090
Washington $63,540

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