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11.3% Jobs Projection
$65,050 Median Salary
490 Job Openings

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

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

  • Editors in Virginia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Editors Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 3,450 workers employed as Editors in this state in 2018.

There were 3,590 Editors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Editors in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.4%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 490 annual Editors job openings in Virginia, and 4,810 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Editors ranged from $31,350 to $118,640 with $65,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.07 to $57.04. The median hourly rate was $31.27.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.44 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.17.

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


Top Virginia 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
Charlottesville, VA 450 $52,860
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 410 $48,560
Richmond, VA 390 $51,660
Harrisonburg, VA 50 $45,540
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 $36,810

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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