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5.3% Jobs Projection
$45,100 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Editors in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Editors Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 1,690 Editors working in the state.

There were 1,290 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 400 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Editors in this state are growing at a rate of 5.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 180 annual job openings, and a total of 1,790 jobs for Tennessee Editors in 2026.

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

What do Editors Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $26,650 to $90,850 with $45,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.81 to $43.68. The median hourly rate was $21.68.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.04 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.36.

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


Top Tennessee Metros for Editors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 920 $45,200
Knoxville, TN 240 n/a
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 230 $47,870
Chattanooga, TN-GA 140 $40,780
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 $36,810
Johnson City, TN 30 $49,680

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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