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Editors in Iowa

Considering a career as an Editor in Iowa?

-3% Jobs Projection
$43,350 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

While jobs for Editors in Iowa are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Editors in Iowa is expected to decrease.

  • Editors in Iowa earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Editors Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 940 workers employed as Editors in this state in 2018.

There were 930 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Editors in IA Employment Trend

The typical state has 950 Editors working in it, which means Iowa has fewer Editors than average.

Editors in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Editors in this state are declining at a rate of 3.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.

Job Projections for Editors: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 120 annual job openings, and 1,290 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 Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $24,190 to $86,440 with $43,350 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.63 to $41.56. The median hourly rate was $20.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.23 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.39.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Editors Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa Metros for Editors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 300 $57,600
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 230 $50,400
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 120 $51,300
Iowa City, IA 100 $48,930
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 $46,650
Dubuque, IA 40 $43,470

Top States for Editors Employment

View the list below to see 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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