Editors in Illinois
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While jobs for Editors in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Editors in Illinois is expected to decrease.
Editors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Editors Work in Illinois?
In Illinois, there were 3,830 people working as Editors in the year 2018.
There were 4,220 Editors employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 390 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 950 Editors working in it, which means Illinois has more Editors than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Editors in this state are declining at a rate of 4.1% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 510 annual job openings, and 5,430 total jobs in 2026 for Editors in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 12,000 annual jobs and 125,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Editors Make in Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $34,200 to $98,140 with $58,540 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.44 to $47.18. The median hourly rate was $28.15.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.87 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.28.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois Metros for Editors
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Editors.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||510||$56,860|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||120||$51,300|
Top States for Editors Employment
View the list below to see where most Editors work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||3,330||$80,210|
Below are the states where Editors get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$80,210|
Related Careers in IL
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|Occupation||IL Employment Total|
|Writers and Authors||1,880|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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